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Please share with students of Ethiopian and Eritrean descent,


I hope you are doing well. My name is Amenti from Egna Le Egna Mentorship program (ELE). We are a group of college students based in Silver Spring, Maryland, working with high school students across the U.S. from the Ethiopian and Eritrean diaspora communities. The ELE Mentorship program provides Ethiopian/Eritrean high school students in grades 9-12 with academic enrichment and resources to succeed in high school and beyond. This program offers free virtual tutoring, mentoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and educational and career guidance, including college preparation, free of charge to assist students and guide them toward their goals.  

The current academic year, 2021/2022, was our first year of entire operation. During this time, we have worked with over 125 high school students and have helped students gain admission to multiple colleges and scholarships. We are currently in the process of recruiting the incoming class. We will recruit students enrolling in 9-12th grade in the 2023 to 2024 school year. I invite you to share the mentee application and flier below with any of your students who would benefit from this mentorship program. Please visit our website at ELE Mentors Website, which we constantly update, to learn more about our program.

As we are currently recruiting the next cohort of students to work within the 2023/2024 academic year, the main goal of this letter is to see your willingness to help us reach out to our target population by sharing the application form that can be found in our website to any Ethiopian/Eritrean high school student who might benefit from this program. We would appreciate your putting this info on a schoolwide system so that all parents can know about our organization. We are also happy to send one of our mentors to speak with your students or faculty about our program and share what we do.
Thank you for your time, and I hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Amenti Bekere
ELE Mentors

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The English Learner population in DCPS and DC public charter schools is increasing, but there is a lack of ESL-certified or trained teachers who can teach equitably in ESL/Dual Language programs. The goal of Georgetown University’s Professional Development Certificate Program is to train effective teachers across general education, ESL, and dual language settings, paying special attention to increasing the pipeline of bilingual teachers in DC.

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