Menlo Atherton Academy Program

Mentors and students in the Academy Program at Menlo-Atherton High School wrapped up the 2011-2012 academic year with a breakfast — and group photo op — last Friday. The 70 mentors who participated in the program this year were recruited from the greater community. They work one-on-one with “at risk” students to help them improve academically and increase the number going on to college. M-A teacher Chris Rubin (front row, second from left) began the program in 2005 and hopes to eventually have a mentor for each of the 150 Academy students. You can read more about the program in this InMenlo post. To volunteer for the next academic year, contact Chris via email at [email protected]

Photo by Irene Searles

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For teacher Lance Powell, the wilderness provides a chance to bond with students

For some  high school teachers, out of the classroom means escape from the grind of teaching, not to mention the kids themselves. Not so for Menlo-Atherton teacher Lance Powell. He enjoys plunging into the woods, leading a group of his young charges on backpacking trips through a program sponsored by Bay Area Wilderness Training. “I […]

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