At The MENTOR Network, we believe that education is vital to a child’s development and that, with the right supports, every child has the potential to succeed in school. We also understand that children sometimes face behavioral challenges or other issues at home that can lead to challenges succeeding academically and socially in school.
The Network offers a variety of educational services to help children overcome behavioral challenges that can limit their success in the classroom. In addition, in the state of Maryland, we offer New Visions Academy, an alternative school for young men with intensive behavioral needs who have had difficulty succeeding in the public school system.
Day Treatment and After School Programs
The MENTOR Network offers day treatment programs to provide youth with structured treatment and support. We assist students in developing the coping and social skills needed to learn and thrive academically.
Depending on the individual needs of each child, our educational specialists can offer 1:1 support in the classroom, afterschool services, or hourly support at a Network location or the child’s home. With the ultimate goal of successfully transitioning children back into their mainstream classroom, we partner with families, teachers, guidance counselors and other school staff to map a treatment plan that is right for each child’s needs.
Youth learn and apply skills, including:
- Communicating feelings
- Anger management
- Stress management
Our staff use personalized interventions that include trauma-focused therapy, group therapy and role playing, all of which reinforce skill development and help children develop the skills they need to succeed in school.
Alternative School Program
The MENTOR Network’s New Visions Academy in Maryland offers fully integrated academic, vocational, clinical and behavior management services to help young men in the state of Maryland develop the coping, adjustment and academic skills they need to successfully return to a more traditional educational environment or establish careers upon graduation.
Core curriculum involves the creation of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for each student, as well as a combination of vocational training and on-site therapy services that help students build a new vision for the next chapter in their lives. A behavior management program provides crisis intervention and behavioral health services as needed.
Contact the office nearest you for more information on The MENTOR Network’s educational services.