ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools is joining a national movement to get kids to school. APS says the White House initiative will begin this fall.
The “My Brother’s Keeper” program will pair at-risk students with mentors who will check in when they miss school and connect families with services to address any issues in the home.
The mentors will be selected from APS staff and the community and even high school students who would like to help middle school kids. They will receive training and must commit to being in contact with the student at least once a week.
For now Atrisco Heritage Academy has signed on to the program but more schools could join if it’s successful.