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CATCH (Caring Adults Teaching Children How..) Mission Statement *To help children reach their full potential *To provide a stable relationship between a caring adult mentor and a receptive child *To provide academic support, friendship and encouragement *To assist children to become successful in school, broaden their horizons, and build the self confidence and enthusiasm that will carry them through college and beyond.
CATCH (Caring Adults Teaching Children How..) is a highly successful mentoring program originally established by parents at Community Magnet School in 1995. Parents and teachers recognized the need for an effective intervention program for those students who were not performing at grade level proficiency and were at risk for continued poor academic performance. Community School sought to disseminate this successful program to other schools and Baldwin Hills Elementary was selected to participate in the pilot program. Baldwin Hills Elementary has set the goal of mentoring 25 Second and Third Grade students in Reading/Language Arts. Our objectives are to increase academic and social achievement, to improve attendance through increased enthusiasm for learning and to increase self confidence and community awareness. We are committed to "closing the achievement gap" for all students.
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