Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP)

  • The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is a college access program that has served Saint Paul Public Schools students for over 30 years. MEP is focused on supporting African American, American Indian, Asian and Latino males to become college and career ready through small group mentoring.

    Once a month, students meet with a mentor during the school day to participate in activities and discussions related to college and career readiness. Topics include:

    • Budgeting & financial literacy
    • Career exploration
    • Decision making
    • Goal setting
    • Organizational skills
    • Practice interviews
    • Resume writing
    • Time management 

    MEP encourages and supports students in:

    • Taking rigorous college prep courses during high school
    • Building relationships with mentors from the community
    • Exploring careers
    • Applying to college
    • Preparing for a successful postsecondary transition

    MEP is currently offered at Central High School, Como Park Senior High School, Highland Park High School and Humboldt High School. 

  • Become a Mentor

    Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Learn more about how to get involved.


    MEP in the news

    Video: SPPS College Bound Students Honored at the 2016 MEP Luncheon.