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our proven model

Our unique, near-peer mentoring model allows all participants to be beneficiaries. Each participant is empowered as a mentor, creating a chain reaction of personal development. In short, with Practice Makes Perfect everyone wins!

Practice Makes Perfect Near-Peer Mentoring Model: Teaching Coach

Teaching Coach

A certified NYC teacher, empowered as a school leader and mentor to our Teaching Fellows.

Practice Makes Perfect Near-Peer Mentoring Model: Teaching Fellow

Teaching Fellow

An aspiring educator, currently enrolled in college, who gains hands-on classroom experience.

Practice Makes Perfect Near-Peer Mentoring Model: Mentor

Mentor

A high-achieving student from the same community as our scholars, empowered as a leader.

Practice Makes Perfect Near-Peer Mentoring Model: Scholar

Scholar

K-8 students who attend our New York City partner schools engaged in summer learning opportunities.