Hopkins Academy

Older Hawks To Take Younger Students Under Their Wing

In Features on March 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Sydney Denault ’13

Peer mentoring has become a new activity for High School students at Hopkins Academy to participate in. Recently at class advisory meetings, the head teachers of this new committee spoke to the High School students about the Peer Mentoring & Leadership Program they are putting together. This exciting new cluster of students will help by positively influencing and guiding the younger students to which they are assigned to throughout their next few years at Hopkins Academy.

Students who are interested must apply and be accepted into the program in order to become a peer mentor. Applications can be picked up outside of the Guidance office. Along with a short series of questions that the applicants must fill out, future mentors must also write two essays, choosing their topics out of a list of four possible questions. Not only do the new leaders have to look good on paper, but they must also be evaluated by two teachers outside of the peer mentoring program. There are only a limited amount of spots, so the most positive role models will be chosen.

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