On May 25, the Albion High School counseling staff trained twelve students who will serve as mentors in freshmen homerooms.
These students were nominated by teachers because they were each identified as a person that students would turn to when they have a problem.
The characteristics of these students are:
- a role model - someone who leads by example
- honest and trustworthy
- a sincere interest in the well-being of others
- wanting to make a positive difference in other people’s lives
- respectful of others
These students will join 24 other students that were selected and trained in 2016 and 2017. They will serve as a mentor in one of our freshmen homerooms for the first five weeks of school, and will play an integral role in helping our freshmen feel comfortable in the high school. They will also talk with them about many of the issues with which our freshmen sometimes struggle (i.e.. how to study, how to get involved, friendship struggles, etc.).
Training focused on:
- roles and expectations
- leadership skills
- the importance of trust
- effective listening skills
- review of common high school issues
- when to seek an adult for help
The student mentors were: Bailey Blanchard, Aubrey Boyer, Logan Conlon, Sierra Kast, Nolberto Martinez Maya, Emily Mergler, Christopher Shabazz, Brittany Spies-Hunt, Claire Squicciarini, Annalise Steier, Malachi Sugar, Maurice Sugar.