• Update

    Mentorship Applicant Status Update:

     

    Letters regarding mentorship program application status were scheduled to be mailed home during spring break. However, due to the recent school closure, letters will be mailed at a later date. Students will receive an email to let them know when letters will be mailed. 

     

    Questions or concerns may be directed to Lisa Floyd, Mentorship Coordinator.

     

    Informational Brochure

     

     

    Mentorship Overview

     

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    • The main goal of the mentorship program is to give high school seniors an opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a chosen occupation. The experience is directed by a mentor who is established and successful in that field.

    • Mentorship takes place for one semester; either 1st semester (August–December), 2nd  semester (January–May), or during the summer.

    • Most students spend approximately two hours each day at their mentorship—either between 8:00-11:00 am or between 12:30-3:15 pm. Summer hours are flexible.

    • Students are seniors in good standing (attendance, academics, behavior).

    • Students obtain a minimum of 150 hours (100 hours for summer) in order to earn credit for the mentorship program. Most students exceed these hours.

    • The only paperwork for the mentor involves completing a check-list review form at the end of each month. The student is responsible for submitting the form to the mentorship coordinator.

    • Mentors provide opportunities for the student to experience/observe typical interactions on the job.  Some mentors like to assign the student a long-term project.

    • Mentors help the student understand the importance of work place "soft skills" as well as technical skills.

    • Confidentiality in the workplace is of utmost importance and is emphasized to students. 

    • At the end of the semester, the student shares a presentation describing what they learned during the mentorship.  Mentors and student family members are invited to view the presentation.

    • The mentorship coordinator will visit periodically to discuss experiences and assess progress.

     

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