In my school and community, we have found that there is a large setback with the incoming freshmen and their ability to adapt to the new atmosphere and changes of high school. They either have social problems, home life problems, or high school is just a huge change for them. Six years ago, my school created a program hoping to solve that problem, the mentor/leadership program, which is open to juniors and seniors. I applied, and was accepted into this program my junior year. In the mentor program you meet with a freshmen every week and discuss some of the challenges they are facing while adjusting to high school. You are also able to discuss personal problems during your session as well, like home life or self confidence struggles. When you first enter the program, you go through an eight week training period. The training includes confidentiality, building rapport, how to get a connection, and digging deeper into questions to get to know your freshmen. Throughout the year, your freshmen, or mentee, becomes a lot closer to you, and you build such …show more content…
Although my mentee is different than me in some ways, we have found various ways to connect on other subjects. I have helped my mentee go from making C’s in all of her classes, to now being an honor roll student. We’ve worked each session on study skills, time management and organization. It has been so rewarding seeing her achieve all of her goals she has set for herself at the beginning of the year. Also, aside from grades and school my mentee struggles from a lot of changes that happens in their home. I have built such a strong connection and bond with my mentee that they feel comfortable to open up to me about their problems and how it makes them feel. She now looks at me as a person to confide in, and wants to be a future mentor. I cannot explain how this program has impacted my life, and how it has given me the ability to help fix problems in my
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However mentoring can be done for just about any one that truly wants it. When I was in high school and I was having a difficult time applying for school and trying to get a handle on how to take the SAT I found Ms. Becki that mentored me. Helped me apply for school and helped me throughout the entire process and because of her I was able to pay it forward and help others in the same situation I was in.
struggling with their self-worth and identity, the acceptance and respect from their peers are extremely important. This sense of belonging that the gang provides is what the gang members are missing within their own families who mostly have troubled family history. In many cases, these peer groups draw their solidarity on the shared characteristics of being disadvantaged or discriminated against on factors such as race or social class. Being an active member of a group with common interests allows individuals to feel a sense of status and importance that they do not otherwise feel in the larger community (Thornberry and Krohn, 2001, p. 289). Involvement in gangs also leads to experimenting with high-risk behavior such as drug and alcohol abuse
I would tell freshman what I know I could have done better or known in high school. In other words, what I believe they will need in order to succeed. In class, not be afraid to ask questions, and establish good relationships with teachers. Good relationships with teachers helps when having a hard time in class makes problems easier to fix. I would say don 't be afraid to get involved.
Please explain.” Among the mentors who completed the post program survey, 78% of mentors believed that the time frame of the program was adequate for their current work schedule. Of this 78%, one mentor remarked that even when they were busy during the work season, they were able to find ways to meet with their mentee. The remaining 22% of mentors stated that they missed some dates of mentorship with their mentee that they weren’t able to reschedule due to their mentor needing to fulfill their internship duties. Another mentor stated, “It was helpful to have a co-mentor so that when I knew I couldn 't be as present, I didn 't feel like I was deserting my mentee.
As a member of the TRiO program at Polk State College in Lakeland, FL, I have been encouraged students to keep with the education in college and help them with their assignments. When I saw a student having troubles with a topic in mathematic or chemistry, I address to the student(s), and I offer them a help or any advice that they could need. Constantly, I was working to improve my communicate skills to give a friendly, clear and professional information of the program or any other topic related to the education system at Polk State College. Usually, I took the initiative to talk with the student(s) about the multiples opportunist and helps that exist in the program, such as personal tutor, support in class with his/her assignments, and a
I played soccer sophomore and junior year in high school. My sophomore year was actually the first year I played soccer in a official team that I had to try out. But actually, my junior year I was chosen as a team captain and as a team captain I had to lead practice, starting with warm ups and stretches to leading them on the field and yelling my lungs out. Sometimes practice was rough to the point the girls wanted to give up but I always motivated them to do better and try their hardest because at the end of the day you were only cheating yourself or benefiting yourself. When my coach had to leave early for work, instead of finishing practice early, I continued to lead practice even if it meant taking the huge bag of balls home with me and
Working with children and helping them to succeed is an aspect of my life that I have always cherished. From the time that I was very young, I have always loved working with other people, as well as leading them. I have been involved in projects working with, and guiding people for numerous years, and I honestly could not imagine my high school years without these service projects. I was a part of the PALS program and I also helped with the Elementary School's production of the Little Mermaid. During these tasks, I was given the opportunity to help and inspire children of all ages.
The woman that I had choose to interview is a Teacher, a mentor to many students, and a dear friend of mine. Her name is Andrea Micallef. She would say that she a Graphic Designer that came from Industry, not “Academia.” She used to freelance by doing Identity/Branding for companies (designed The Guitar Center logo) and taught at Universities. But she left all of that to teach at El Camino College (ECC) and is a volunteer for “Meals on Wheels.”
Moreover, my sophomore year I was able to better see how cliques are still forming. Being a mentor I am able to see how everyone is doing individually and see how he or she seem to connect with other residents. The first week was difficult because students who went to school with each other and are family members joined the program together. This left students who came to Towson with a blank slate outside of the friendships or connections that could have been formed.
Mentor When asked in class who my mentor was, I drew a blank. This realization sent a wave of panic through me as I realized that I was not as dedicated to the path I was on as I thought. However, we were assigned to find someone who could possibly be our mentor. This made me realize that I was not the only one in the class who was not where we should be in the process of becoming a graphic or interior designer.
Two to three times a week, during one of my class periods, I go come down to the middle school to mentor a fourth grade students. I know that I have made a difference in the life of this student. I try to be a person she can trust and enjoy having by her side. This student will remember me and how I helped her throughout her time in fourth grade. I know she will take the advice I give her and carry the lessons i’ve taught her all throughout the rest of her years in school.
One of the extracurricular activities that I participated in was the practice makes perfect mentoring program. Practice Makes Perfect matches struggling socioeconomically disadvantaged middle school scholars with older, high achieving mentors from the same communities. My role as a mentor was not only to help these students academically; but help them develop the motivation to succeed. The goal of the program schools to create high calibar summer learning opportunities in high-need communities; limit the achievement gap each summer. Throughout the program every mentee has shown growth and self-confidence, many at first were discouraged but realized that they had the potential to be high-achievers.
It is your job to be what they need. The community is built through each year’s new freshman. It is your job that they, as individuals, grow in their learning of leadership. I would suggest that you make it clear from the beginning that you are here when they need you. The freshman knows when you are not giving your all.
As a child, I was raised Catholic. I went to Mass occasionally, yet I wasn 't fully committed to my faith. It was not until my mother basically forced me to connect with my faith and be a part of the church that I decided to get confirmed. That year, I enrolled in confirmation classes so I could prepare for my next big sacrament.
My leadership style is currently transformational leadership exhibiting the traits of idealized influence, inspirational motivation, and individual consideration. I lead my team through idealized influence by ensuring I meet the needs of my Airmen before my own, upholding myself to a high level of moral and ethical conduct, and being loyal to my work center. Additionally, I use inspirational motivation by building the confidence of my subordinates, peers, and supervisor through articulating a positive image of future events, which inspires them to provide their best effort. Finally, I utilize individual consideration for my team members by using my active listening skills to carefully consider everyone’s individual needs, instead treating