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Education - High School - Pfeiffer University

Page history last edited by Sudie Nallo 11 years, 4 months ago


Service  |  Academic Work  |  Education & Training  |  Capacity Building  |  Deliberative Democracy




To address issue of low educational attainment, Pfeiffer University’s Francis Center for Servant Leadership is proposing an extensive mentorship/shadowing program that connects College Students with High School Students by setting up a peer network that encourages and supports youth in not only graduating from high school, but attending college.


As a Serve 2.0 initiative, this project would connect the local resources of Pfeiffer University and North Carolina Campus Compact, with existing community partners Albemarle High School and Teens Encouraged and Motivated (TEAM). 


Current Statistics in Stanly and Rowan Counties

Educational Statistic                                                                                       Rowan            Stanly

White Students Passing End of Grade Exams                                                          60.2%             71.8%  

Black Students Passing End of Grade Exams                                                          26.4%              35.4%

Hispanic Students Passing End of Grade Exams                                                     37.4%              47.1%       

Percent with Less Than High School Education                                                       25.8%             26.6%  

Percent with Bachelor's Degree or Higher                                                              14.2%              12.7%               


 Sub-categories in this issue

  • Early College Awareness and Preparation
  • Graduation Rates
  • Emphasis on Academic Success
  • Emphasis on Life Long Learning


Types of Service   short-term  |  ongoing school year  |  summer

One-time and Short-term Opportunities

  • Monthly Mentor/Mentee Meetings
  • On Campus Visits with Mentor/Mentees

Ongoing School Year Opportunities

  • College Experience Program


Summer Opportunities

  • Summer Book Club with local High and Middle Schools in Stanly and Rowan Counties
  • Pfeiffer University Assessments - Identifying areas to work on with Students and schools in the Fall Term.



Academic Work   courses  |  service-learning  |  CBR and policy research   |  departments and institutes

  • There are no current course or service-learning components as this initiative is in its early stages however proposed future conncetions include collaborating with the Education Department and Pfeiffer's Student-Teaching program.



Education & Training   forums  |  workshops  |  reflection activities

  • Formal Training Sessions with Students that are Mentors
  • Monthly Developmental Workshops for Middle/Highschool Students in the Following Areas:
    • Financial Aid/Scholarships/Grants/Loads
    • Admissions to a College or University
    • Resume Building
    • Test Taking Preparation (SAT, etc.)
    • Extracurricular/Volunteer Services



Campus and Organizational Capacity-Building   training  |  fundraising  |  resource development

  • Grant Writing to further build and expand program initiatives



Research, Policy Analysis, Deliberative Democracy   evaluations  |  policy research  | issue forums  |  advocacy

  • To include research and review of "No Child Left Behind" policies and programs among others


Contacts   staff  |  faculty  |  students  |  community partners (local, regional, national)

  • Lead Contact: Sudie Nallo, Director of Service Scholar Programs, Pfeiffer University . Email: sudie.nallo@pfeiffer.edu
  • Student Contact: Kirsten Bragg, 2nd Year Bonner Leader. Email: kabragg@pfeiffer.edu.


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