HISD to host Ascending to Men appreciation luncheon

The Houston Independent School District will host a special appreciation luncheon for the men and women who have served as mentors during the successful first year of the district’s Ascending to Men Project (ATMP).

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, August 23 at the Boy Scouts of America Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N. Loop West, 77008).

Since it began last fall, the unique HISD program, which is open to male students, has provided academic, emotional, and social support to 1,088 students from 181 mentors.

During the 2018-19 school year, ATMP directly supported 47 campuses across the district. In the 2019-20 school year, ATMP will service an additional 18 schools. The goal of the program is to serve 75,000 HISD male scholars by 2028-29 school year.

During the appreciation luncheon, current mentors and volunteers will be recognized and potential mentors and volunteers will receive information and encouragement to become involved. Those who wish to attend the luncheon can click here to register.

ATMP provides positive role models, resources and advocates for students who need guidance, opportunities for growth and success in a variety of areas. ATMP is actively seeking mentors for the upcoming school year. For more information, visit Houstonisd.org/ATMP.