Criteria for Selection:
- Good student, but not likely to go on to post-high school education without mentoring and financial
- Very special personal character (tenacity, determination
to succeed, grit).
- Financial need.
- Likely to stay in the school community.
Will participate fully in the program.
- Able to speak and understand
English, since the program will be administered only in English.
select the students, consulting with their school's "Washington Street" mentors before making final selections.
They are then approved by the Board of Directors.
Mentors are interviewed, background checked
and drug tested. Then they are required to complete an initial mentoring class and continuing training.
- Meet with your mentor at least twice a month.
all Washington Street Foundation activities.
- Exhibit positive
behavior in and out of school and complete all school requirements.
Try for your personal best in everything you do.
- Maintain a
2/75 or better GPA in all of your core courses.
- Remain drug,
crime and violence free.
- Perform a minimum of 4 hours community
service per year.
students and mentors:
At least two meetings a month
are required between student and mentor.
- A group meeting between
all the students and mentors together. That meeting will be at an interesting and entertaining site, such as a museum,
theater or university.
- A separate meeting arranged between
mentor and student.
The mentor will also be a participant in
parent-student-teacher conferences and monitor school progress.
Assistance: Each mentor can recommend up to $1,000 yearly in funds to spend to enhance the education of each student
for the following kinds of expense: field trips, camps, tutoring, special classes, fees, musical instruments, special schools
and uniforms. The mentor can also request additional funds from the Board of Directors.
Post-Secondary Studentship Assistance:
- An award of up to $5,000 a year will be available for post-high school education, upon the approval
of the Board of Directors.
- The award is to be used for tuition,
books, fees and other expenses.
- $20,000 or more is available
for higher education for each student, depending upon the chosen program. This may be raised over time.
- The Board of Directors can consider postgraduate studentships upon recommendation
of the mentor, after conducting a review of studentship amounts available for future years.
The following requirements will be in effect:
- The first two years of additional schooling beyond high school is recommended to be
located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
- A Washington Street student
must be full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours).
- Attend summer
bridge program prior to entering college.
- Maintain a 2.5 cumulative
grade point average.
- Submit registration and tuition invoice
to WSF in time for payment.
- Submit transcript of grades at
the end of each grading period.
- Home or dormitory residence
in the freshman year.
- Participate in a university mentoring
- Participate in a Washington Street Foundation activities
when asked upon.
- Provide Washington Street Foundation a 2-3
page year-end report.
- Notify Washington Street Foundation immediately
of any changes in my contact information (address, telephone number and email address).