Attorney Mentoring Program (AMP) for Middle School Students
According to studies, truancy is a major predictor that a student will drop out of school. In addition, research shows that there is a stronger correlation between dropping out of school and later imprisonment than there is between cigarette smoking and cancer.
AMP volunteers are asked to act as role models possessing qualities and values that the student will be encouraged to emulate; teachers who share information, knowledge and skills; motivators who will promote school attendance, completion of homework and setting of goals; and friends who show interest, respect and empathy, and who introduce new and fun experiences.
For more information, contact Vicki Ellis of the School District of Philadelphia's Family Resource Network at 215-299-7326 or YLD chair.
LegalLine P.M. in English and Spanish
Over the past nine years, the program's volunteer lawyers have been able to help thousands of callers either directly or by referring them to an appropriate source.
The People's Law School
Prominent private attorneys, government counsel, law school professors and public interest lawyers speak on topics related to their areas of practice, including Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Fraud Law, Small Business Claims and Workers' Compensation Law. Time is provided for questions at the end of each session.
The six-week course is held every year from late September through October. More information about enrollment will be available here by September 1. -->