Through partnerships with local schools, mentors create safe spaces during the school day where students are supported in small group settings towards character and academic development. Character-building activities enhance social and emotional development such as problem solving and healthy coping skills. Academic support is focused on connecting the students to school resources in order to improve attendance, behavior, and grade performance. The foundation of this type of support is encouraging the students towards healthy and strong relationship with teachers and other school personnel. The in-school mentoring group size stays at around 15 or less students in order to maximize the time together.