High School Mentoring Program Kicks-Off with Breakfast
Sayville High School faculty and upperclassmen met with their ninth and tenth grade mentees at a Kick-Off Breakfast held on November 19th. The gathering, comprised of Peer and Adult Mentors and Mentees, enjoyed a casual morning meal getting to know each other. A total of 38 students and eight adults were in attendance. In addition, this year, five of the 38 students who’d been mentees last year were invited to act as “Mentors in Training,” matching with a mentor and a mentee.
The purpose of the Mentoring Program is to create a positive climate for students who can benefit from more individualized support. Meeting thirty minutes, once a week, the Mentors-Mentees will share quality time engaged in conversation or playing games. Throughout the school year, this supportive program will help students who are new or having difficulties with social opportunities find positive ways to acclimate within their surroundings.