Goal Setting Program

Goal Buddy

Goal setting curriculum pertains to critical life and academic skills attendance, career exploration, and future thinking regarding post-secondary. In grades 4-5/6th, Goal Buddies visit two classrooms, back-to-back, for thirty minutes each, making a total one-hour commitment per visit, twice a month. These meetings are held in the classroom using the group mentoring model of four students to one adult along with established curriculum. There are 4-5 Goal Buddies in each classroom working in small groups.

In addition to the support received by Goal Buddies, students will experience a college visit, career experience, and a visit to middle school.  Reading and life skill goal setting is embedded through the program with an emphasis on school attendance.

All elementary students enrolled in an elementary school served by the P4K agency automatically participate in the P4K Elementary School Program.

The Value of Mentoring

Mentoring is one of the most crucial parts of Partnership 4 Kids programming because of its proven link to student success. Research has demonstrated time and again that in terms of educational achievement, health and safety, and social development, a young person with a mentor in their life is more likely to continue their education, avoid participation in negative behaviors and even have better communication skills.

Book Buddy and Goal Buddy Staff

Goal Buddy Mentor Agreement 

Goal Buddy FAQ

*P4K programs are supported in part by a grant from United Way of the Midlands