Journal of Appreciative Education

The Need for Appreciative Advising within Inner-City High Schools

Nicole Aisling Kaforski


Inner-city high school students typically do not receive encouragement or positive relationships within their academic and home environments. Introducing the Appreciative Advising framework model to inner-city schools will allow educators, counselors, and advisors alike to create a more supportive and caring environment for these students. These steps to reaching out to their students will ultimately make students feel more comfortable approaching and speaking with their mentors. As a result, mentors can use the Appreciative Advising framework model to get to know their students, and serve as supporters and guides for these students on their personal and academic journeys.


Appreciative Advising; Appreciative Education; Appreciative Mindset; Inner-City High Schools

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ISSN: 2165-5421