Albuquerque Public Schools join national movement to keep kids in school

Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque Public Schools

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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