Check and Connect is an intervention used with K-12 students who show warning signs of disengagement with school and who are at risk of dropping out. At the core of Check & Connect is a trusting relationship between the student and a caring, trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the student to keep education salient. Students are referred to Check & Connect when they show warning signs of disengaging from school, such as poor attendance, behavioral issues, and/or low grades.
Preparation & Implementation Training:
This training is a one day training that is designed for administrators and/or leadership teams interested in preparing for and implementing Check & Connect. The training content is not designed for mentors.
This is a two day training that is designed to provide Check & Connect mentors with the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect Mentor at their local site. This training is designed for those assigned the role of Check & Connect mentor as well as those who will be serving as site coordinators.
Mentors will learn about and understand:
- The core components and elements of Check & Connect
- The roles and expectations of the Check & Connect mentor
- The population of students they are mentoring and how to best meet their needs
- How to implement the “Check” and “Connect” procedures with fidelity
Cost of Trainings:
There is no cost for the districts within District 14. Materials are free as long as supplies last.