The Tebah Educational Initiative (T.E.I) Mentoring Program is an intensive after-school program that provides structured year-round after-school and summer services for youth ages 12 to 18. It has been designed to promote youth excellence, cultivate responsible leaders, and support academic excellence and student engagement in school and community environments. Specific T.E.I activities include group counseling, life skills coaching, creative arts, field trips, adventure programming, recreation, and mentoring.
We work to harness students skills and talents. We emphasized on the (6 C’s) competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution. We focused on students self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-control. The program increases students school attendance, engagement, and self-esteem.
T.E.I places our mentees in a six week internships opportunity with local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Prior to their internship placements, youth participate in a twenty-hour job skills workshop, where they develop a cover letter, resume, and interview skills. The goal of the internship opportunity is to enhance their skills in their career field of their choice.
This program is open to all students who are interested. Our goal is to help our mentees by connecting them to job opportunities, youth leadership programs, tutoring programs, scholarship opportunities, volunteer opportunities etc…