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Mentor Tutor Connection puts students on the positive path



Mentor Tutor Connection offers tutoring and mentoring programs for local youth that aim to improve students’ social and academic life skills. Mentors and mentees gather for a field trip to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Photo Courtesy of Mentor Tutor Connection

• Mission: Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) helps build brighter futures for local youth in Los Altos and Mountain View through tutoring and mentoring programs that improve social and academic life skills.

• 2015 update: Mentor Tutor Connection’s first full year under its new name (formerly Partners for New Generations) was a busy one. MTC hired its first executive director, Carol Fisher, and welcomed three new members to the staff.

The number of volunteer tutors (78) and mentors (64) remained approximately the same as last year – as did the total students served (423) – but Chairwoman Sally Meadows said the grassroots organization continues to be on “a three-year growth trajectory.” She credited Fisher, who mentored for two years and has served on the boards of the Community Health and Awareness Council and the Mountain View Whisman School District, for moving MTC in the right direction.

• Why the Holiday Fund is needed: Although MTC has low overhead (no office space or full-time staff), donations are needed to cover program-related expenses that include recruiting, screening and training volunteers.

Mentor Tutor Connection

   Location: Public schools in Los Altos and Mountain View

   Founded: 1996

   Annual budget: $175,000

   Staff: 5 part-time employees; 142 volunteers

   Information: 641-2821; mentortutorconnection.org

 

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