What is the role of the school?

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The school provides the site and a mentor for the weekly club meetings. Having the Ever Forward Club at school reinforces the importance of the participants learning that there is a safe and engaging part of school, and not something that is separate. A big goal of Ever Forward is to help young men engage and meet their goals, and school is a big part of that.

California public schools have some funding for programs that help with the 5-20% of kids not performing well. This can help with getting a workshop off the ground and club established. Several schools WANT the workshop and the club, so the priority is getting mentors trained to support that.