This month, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, MENTOR National Mentoring Partnership, is sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. In the first post, Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor at the Learning Policy Institute and former middle and high school science teacher, writes about his experiences building meaningful relationships so students would want to come to his class. Read the full blog, "A Teacher's View on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism." 

Throughout the month, and especially during the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week, MENTOR is inviting mentoring programs, youth serving organizations, schools and all campaign partners to help amplify this message on social media. In collaboration with Attendance Works MENTOR has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring and attendance specific social media messages. Download the toolkit here.

Remember to include #SchoolEveryDay and #MentorIRL in every post!

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