‘Let’s Talk About Your Grades’ – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Commodore Williams sees a lot of himself in Anthony Walker, a wiry 15-year-old who loves singing and sports, but who tends to let his schoolwork slide.They met last year as freshmen, and they expect to graduate together three years from now — Commodore, from Ohio State University, and Anthony, from Whetstone High School here.They’re two-thirds of a three-person mentoring partnership, part of an effort that encourages Ohio State students to commit to civic engagement that goes beyond the quick-hit volunteer activities some call “poverty tourism.”

Source: ‘Let’s Talk About Your Grades’ – The Chronicle of Higher Education