Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program Welcomes New School

The Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program is pleased to welcome St. Michael Indian High School to the online mentoring program. The school is located on the Navajo Reservation in Window, Rock, Arizona. The schools’ juniors and sophomores are reading Richard Wright’s Black Boy, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies, Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony as part of an online book discussion with Amherst College student reading mentors.

The Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program brings together elementary, middle school and high school students from low-income backgrounds and college student reading mentors to read books and discuss them online in a specially designed forum. The students not only receive positive feedback and academic support, but also much-needed role models.

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