Preparations are currently being finalized to bring the New York State Mentoring Program to Tioughnioga Riverside Academy in 2020. The mentoring program utilizes community members and Whitney Point High School students to serve as mentors to TRA students who have been identified as needing extra support and encouragement.
- enourage students to stay in school and improve attendance, academic achievement and overall academic focus
- inspire students to make sound decisions and take on higher levels of personal responsibility for their actions at home, in the classroom and in the greater community
- help to instill self-confidence in students and improve their communication and problem-solving skills
- help students grow, and attain a greater sense of purpose, enterprise and accomplishment, guiding them toward a brighter future