PAIR programs aim to support youth from shortly after their arrival in Houston in their middle-school years through high school.
By supporting vulnerable youth during their critical early adjustment to their new lives in the Houston community, PAIR programs allow youth to pursue an educational path that will improve their quality of life and fully develop their potential.
In our Global Learners programs, mentors support middle school students through activities designed to promote English language acquisition, build social and emotional skills, and understand and complete schoolwork. Global Learners programming takes place primarily after-school and involves group mentoring, though it can also take place in-school and involve one on one mentoring.
In our Global Leaders programs, mentors assist high school students after school which is designed to promote English language acquisition, build social and emotional skills, and understand and complete school work.
Activities in Global Leaders are also designed for students to explore opportunities for their future and develop the leadership and life skills necessary to attain higher education and employment. Global Leaders programming takes place primarily after-school and involves group mentoring, though it also takes place through a one-on-one mentoring program in the community.
PAIR operates a summer program component to the above mentioned core programs. In addition, parent education and engagement is a critical part of all programs. Individual home visits and group meetings help parents understand their essential role in their children's school success and the importance of higher education/training in achieving self-sufficiency.