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Making the Grade Conferencing

What is Making the Grade?

“Making the Grade Conferencing” is a way for the members of the community to reach out to our young people and to inspire them to pursue academic excellence.

How does Making the Grade Conferencing work?

During the event, community volunteers visit the school to meet with students for one-on-one sessions to review their most recent progress report. During a 10-15-minute session with each student, volunteers discuss grades with students, cover topics such as homework, absenteeism, referrals, experience in school, and planning for the future.

Why is Making the Grade Conferencing important?

This provides students with a way to help them reflect on their academic performance and to motivate them for the rest of the semester.  This personalized attention assists students in getting the help they need, if necessary. Past conferences have helped identify students who may need enrichment, tutoring, social support, or other types of assistance to help them reach their utmost potential. Our goal is to make sure that no student gets left behind in his or her schoolwork or “falls through the cracks” of Peoria’s support systems.

How can I help?

Please consider participating! Volunteers typically meet with 8-12 students in a two-hour time. This event takes place at the respective schools during normal school hours.  

For more information please contact Adopt-a-School Coordinator, Sarah Oakford, at or by phone at (309) 369-0386.

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