WIHI MENTORING PROGRAMS
Mentoring Program Supervisors:
Mr. Cameron Cochran, Juniors to Freshmen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kathryn Hoover, WIHI to WIMA, email@example.com
WIHI to WIMA Mentoring Program Description:
The WIHI to WIMA Mentoring Program runs weekly from September through April. WIHI mentors in grades 9 through 12 volunteer their time on a weekly basis to meet with all WIMA students in grades 6 through 8 to build relationships and teach them interpersonal skills that will last a lifetime. WIHI mentors also attend after-school leadership development training throughout the school year to help guide them as they take part in this community service activity. WIHI mentors further develop their leadership skills by teaching and leading small-group discussions with 4 to 5 WIMA students about topics such as conflict resolution strategies, verbal and non-verbal communication, bullying prevention, diversity, and fun activities. Both our WIHI and WIMA students will have the opportunity to further develop their ATL skills (Approaches to Learning) as part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) MYP (Middle Years Programme). These ATL skills include social, communication and self-management skills.
In an effort to promote our school goal of cultivating a caring and collaborative culture focused on learning, we are implementing a peer to peer mentorship program: TLC @ WIHI. The program will pair two to three WIHI 9th graders with one WIHI 11th grade mentor. Students will meet every A-day Monday(approximately once every other week) during their lunch period to develop positive relationships and offer support.
WIHI Junior to Freshmen Mentoring Program Mission: The WIHI Mentoring Program supports students academic, social, and emotional well-being. By teaching students problem-solving and interpersonal skills, they will better understand how to resolve their daily conflicts, and interact with others around them, they will feel happier, healthier, and more connected to our school community. The lessons will have a more powerful impact by having them taught and modeled by students as role models.
WIHI Mentoring Objectives: