GE employees have been working with Maynard H. Jackson High School for more than 20 years. The GE/Jackson High School Mentoring Program is in its third year of activity and the program kick-off was held last month. The GE Mentoring Program is a critical component of the positive impact GE has on the students at Jackson High. The program with GE is primarily for at-risk 10th- and 11th-graders. This program is lead by Lola Azuana, College Bound program manager, and Lynn Bring, GE Digitization program manager and GE Volunteers board member.
The GE mentors interact with their mentees by providing bi-weekly in person one-on-one sessions in the College Bound Center, weekly email communications based on specific need, scheduled phone time in the College Bound Center and progress reports via email. The goal of the mentoring program is to ensure that participants graduate and enter post secondary options.