The EmpowerMateTM is a student the same age as your child, or just a few years older, who is a peer mentor.
We added the element of the EmpowerMateTM for students who need assistance - whether homework help, study skills, or just plain old emotional support – because we found students want to do better for other students than if it were a parent or another teacher. It's that simple.
Robert came to us after his first semester of 10th grade. He had below a 2.0 GPA, had failed some classes in the first semester, and his single mom was at her wits end. She went to the guidance counselor at school and the guidance counselor recommended the Student Den. The first week, like most students, Robert did not want to be there. The second week he was more tolerant, and by the third week, he was sold. His grades were improving, the relationship with his mother at home was improving, and his self-confidence was soaring. In the fourth quarter, he got all A's and one B to end the year. The Student Den and his EmpowerMate™, turned his academic life around in 20 weeks.Robert
Homework was always a stressful struggle in our family. As a full-time working mom I hated our family time was spent arguing! Now homework is done and assignments and tests prepared for, and we can enjoy each other.Kathy M. (mom)
Thank you so much for all of your help! I don't know how, but you taught me to get organized. I wouldn't have gotten through college applications without you, AND I loved that welcome bump in my math scores.Lauren B. (College Student)
As an EmpowerMate™, I have seen kids improve so much. Students learn more from other students because they learn study skills from someone who has JUST been there, and often we even know the teachers!Samantha C. (Peer Mentor)
“ The Student Den came into the life of our family at a critical moment. Their caring and thoughtful approach to helping our child reach his potential has been essential to his success. ”Ezraa K. (Mom)