Southwest Community Campus
Southwest Community Campus [SWCC] is located on the Southwest side of Grand Rapids. SWCC ranks in the 33rd percentile by the Michigan Department of Education, with only 33.7% of students being proficient in reading versus the state average of 61.3%, and only 16.5% of students being proficient in math versus the state average of 40.1%.
Combine that with the fact that 52.9% of youth in Kent County claim that they do not know any adults in their neighborhood with whom they could talk about something important, and the prevalence of gangs who are actively recruiting youth without strong support systems and it’s no wonder that many children feel as if they have nowhere to turn.
That is—until now.
Through caring, mentor relationships SWCC students find an adult who would journey with them in their struggles. Could you be part of this team of people who are devoted to journeying alongside the children at SWCC?
Mentor Center hours: Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
Mentoring typically occurs over lunch [between 11am-1pm] or after school [4pm-5pm].
Have questions about mentoring at this school? Contact one of our staff members.