The Center for Supportive Schools is proud to be the lead Community-Based Organization at Flushing High School. In partnership with our Community School partners we aim to support the school’s goals but more importantly provide the services & resources for all Flushing High School students to experience success as they complete their high school experience.
Peer Group Connection (PGC): an evidence-based and school-based program that supports and eases students’ successful transitions into middle and high school by tapping into the power of older students to create a nurturing environment for incoming students. This year, Flushing High School has 55 upperclassmen mentoring over 225 freshmen.
In addition to mentoring freshmen on a weekly basis, PGC leaders participate & assist in school events such as: Family Night, Parent Teacher Conferences, Community BBQs, and other events.
Students are welcome to apply to become a PGC Leader every spring.
Success Mentoring is a city-wide strategy designed to target chronically absent students, who are at elevated risk of poor school outcomes, and ultimately of dropping out. The mentoring relationship can be intensive, involving counseling and prolonged interaction. It can also be a more advocate-like connection — one that lets students know that someone is there at school to support them. CSS has three full-time staff members to work with students who may be struggling with academics and/or attendance. Students and parents can sign up a student for a mentor by completing the referral form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fhscommunityschoolmentoring.
Community School partners, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), Child Center of NY (CCNY), Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (NY Edge), and College Confident also offer Success Mentoring. Please visit their respective page for more information.
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Suggestions for prizes are always welcome. Students and parents can submit their suggestions via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fhscommunityschool