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GCC board briefed on mentoring program

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

JESSICCA LEINON-NOVASCONE, in red, informs the board how well the TriO Program, funded through a school grant, is working and engaging the new students through the mentorship of second and third year students Tuesday afternoon.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - On Tuesday afternoon the GCC board convened to conduct school related business and heard an update on a grant increase they approved last year for the TRiO Mentoring Program operated by Jessica Leinon-Novascone, TRiO Director. The grant increase totaled $7,427 for the 2016-17 academic year.

According to Leinon-Novascone, the TRiO program pairs first year students as mentees with a second or third year student as a mentor. The mentor and mentee agree to contact each other at least three times per week and the mentor receives $10 an hour...



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