Winthrop's Call Me MISTER Program Earns Partnership Award From Rock Hill Schools

February 03, 2017

Quick Facts

bullet point Winthrop's Call Me MISTER cohort began in 2014.
bullet point It stands for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models.



ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University's Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) cohort began as a tuition assistance and support program for male students from diverse backgrounds and under-served areas who would like to teach.

has evolved since then into a program that lends support to other groups as well, earning Winthrop's chapter the 2016 Outstanding Partnership Award from Rock Hill Schools.

Rock Hill Schools annually recognizes businesses, individual community partners, school improvement councils and civic organizations for their much-needed significant contributions to education. The district noted Winthrop's Call Me MISTER program's commitment to excellence, specifically its recent mentor program with Oakdale Elementary School students.

Oakdale seeks to have 100 mentors and/or volunteers at its school each year. The men of Call Me MISTER responded, visiting Oakdale weekly for an entire school year. They were each assigned a mentee and listened to their students and offered advice and encouragement.

The group plans to continue this project in 2017.

Learn more about the Call Me MISTER program.

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