Mayor Baker has stepped outside the traditional role of city government to advocate for quality education and has encouraged the community to work to support schools. The education program became one of the five cornerstones of his administration. During his first four-year term, through the "Mayor's Mentors & More" initiative, Mayor Baker and the city have: Raised $1.42 million, matched dollar for dollar by the state, for college scholarships for 875 sixth grade low income students. Our goal is to raise funds for 125 more scholarships! We also train mentors to work with these students and act as advocates to guide them on their path.