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Mentoring Provides Needed Soft Skills to Low-Income Youth

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Our summer program, Practice Makes Perfect, is solely evaluated on the hard skills our academically struggling scholars walk away with. Hard skills that produce high test scores, attendance rates, and grades. What about those soft-skills? You know, the ones that transcend far beyond the learning of predicates or Pythagorean’s Theorem. If we didn’t teach soft skills, […]

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Empowering Youth Through Community Involvement

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In the education field, the blame game is played by both insiders and outsiders. “Our kids are failing because the teachers are not teaching them.” “Our kids are failing because their parents don’t care.” We often forget that there are multiple stakeholders in a young person’s development. Instead of playing this blame game between parents […]

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PMP Reflects: Mentor Monday

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Our Teaching Fellow position was created to help give college students an idea of what they want to do with their future. The position is supposed to shed some insight into the lives of potential future teachers as to whether or not this is the profession that they see themselves committing the rest of their […]

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The Final Round of #TeachingFellowTuesday

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Welcome to the final round of #TeachingFellowTuesday! After four weeks, we at PMP are very sad that this is the last week of #TeachingFellowTuesday, but very happy that we are five weeks closer to the beginning of our summer program. The last thirteen Teaching Fellows are bringing their wisdom to our scholars with backgrounds in majors ranging from Data Science to […]

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#TeachingFellowTuesday

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Welcome to round four of #TeachingFellowTuesday! We are very happy to introduce the fourth set of Teaching Fellows! This summer, NYC will be bombarded with eager college students from all over the country who are ready and motivated to end summer learning loss. We are very excited for these enthusiastic new educators to work with […]

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