Check & Connect

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.

Available Trainings:

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. 

Mentor Training:

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.

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