J-Z AMP Mentoring Sites

Learn how J-Z AMP™ helps students redefine what’s possible to achieve.

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J-Z AMP™ Sites:  Case Studies of Success

See how these three colleges have applied J-Z AMP™ in the communities they serve: Read how they've done it

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Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University runs J-Z AMP™ at John Winthrop Middle School, Bridgeport, CT

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Trinity College  

Trinity College runs J-Z AMP™ at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, Hartford, CT

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Yale University

Dwight Hall at Yale runs J-Z AMP™ at Wexler-Grant Community School and Celentano Museum Academy within the New Haven, CT public school district

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Central Principles:


Community Partnership –  Strong partnerships must be nurtured for students to grow:

1)  University

2)  School Leadership

3)  Parents/Community


Mentee Selection  -

Mentee eligibility is based on standardized testing and 5th grade teachers’ assessment of below grade-level performance in math and reading.


Mentor Selection, Pay and Training -  

Thorough recruitment and support is essential for retention.


Triangular Set-up -

1 college-aged mentor: 2 middle school students for 3 years (6th-8th grade)


Content –

Free after-school Academic Tutoring / Life Skills Training / Enrichment

Activities, including Field Trips


Location -

Inner-city Middle School location plus visits to college campus


Tracking -

Post-program tracking / measurement of success rates (graduation) ensures accountability