TORCH also supports three part-time paraprofessionals to work with groups of TORCH students during the school day and after school on academic areas where they struggle.
The project is overseen by the TORCH Team, which includes 15 representatives from the partnering agencies. The TORCH Team meets monthly to provide guidance and direction to the project, to review evaluation results, and to make recommendations for changes to the strategic plan.
Through a partnership with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth, an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, Dan Read, works with TORCH students, helping students access the supports needed to assure academic success. He works closely with an AmeriCorps VISTA worker, Kim Horner, who helps students to enroll in college courses and find financial aid as well as working with families and local organizations to improve TORCH services.