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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mentoring Program


The mentoring program, founded in 2010, and now in its fourteenth year, was developed by educator and community leader, Dr. Armendia Pierce Dixon, in cooperation with Dr. Dave Roncolato, Ms. Jamie Williams, Ms. Erin O’Day Frye, Dr. Courtenay Dodge, Mr. Joseph Galbo, III and Mr. Scott Lynch. The program is a collaboration between Allegheny College, Crawford Central School District, and Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.

It matters to us that students have the opportunity to become engaged in project-based learning. Furthermore, it matters to us that students thrive in a character-building environment where they learn coping skills, leadership skills and workplace skills.

Our Mission

The mission of the mentoring program is to enable students to meet local and state standards by providing academic, cultural, health and nutrition, character building, and artistic enrichment opportunities for students and their families. The core values of the mentoring program are critical thinking, equal opportunities, empathy, respect for nature, care for health and safety, and respect for others. Academic enrichment includes providing tutorial services and help in meeting state academic standards in math, science, and reading.


  • Improvement in academic achievement 

  • Improvement in school day attendance

  • Decrease in-school suspension and out of school suspension 

  • Be trauma informed 

  • Provide family engagement activities

Program Offerings

  • Academic enrichment in reading, math and science

  • Tutoring

  • Nutrition and Exercise

  • Workforce/Career Readiness/College Readiness

  • Character-building skills

Program Operation

  • ​​Program operates Monday - Thursday from 3:30pm – 6:30pm during the school year.

  • A summer session is held for 5 weeks Monday - Thursday from 7:30am – 2:00pm.

  • Safe transportation is provided.

  • Nutritional snacks are provided.

Program Contacts

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Dr. Armendia P. Dixon​





Osbaldo "Oz" Meza Chavez



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