SWAG To College had 512 mentees for the 2016-2017 school year from 71 high schools located in Texas, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York, California, and Puerto Rico! We collected data from mentees for a month and received 319 responses.
Overall, SWAG To College got great feedback from the mentees! 80.9% of the students who responded believe the mentoring program was beneficial. These high school students got help from their college mentors with college readiness, which includes PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP prep, college research, college visits, college essays, scholarships, and summer programs. In addition, many high school students got helpful advice, motivation, and support from their mentors. The majority of SWAG To College mentees would like to stay in the program and would recommend it to a friend.
Additionally, many students enjoyed the convenient methods of communication, but some were concerned about the lack of contact from their mentors. SWAG To College is dedicated to providing accessible mentorship to high school students across the country and is committed to improving the quality of the mentorship. For this reason, we will continue to collect and address feedback throughout the year with our monthly mentee surveys. The SWAG To College mentor and mentee guides now include a bigger emphasis on in-person meetings, video meetings, and phone calls as they help create a more personalized mentorship and stronger relationship between mentees and mentors.
SWAG To College would like to thank all of the mentees and mentors for the feedback they provided and for making this another great year!
Report written by Jessica Telles