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Mentors Help Students with Self-Advocacy, Critical Thinking

Partner Organizations Give Students a Safe Place to Discuss Concerns

Students in a classroom, listening to a speaker

Young people have an even better chance for success in life when they have more adults supporting and encouraging them. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is fortunate to partner with a number of outstanding, nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of young people.

Two examples that are instrumental in supporting SCOE students are Earth Mama Healing and the Hawk Institute. Both organizations provide mentoring services, with staff acting as a sounding board and giving students a safe place to voice their concerns. Through discussion sessions, the organizations teach valuable critical thinking skills that give students the power to advocate for themselves. They also help young people plan for the future, assist them in finding internships, and give them support on their individual journeys.