Peer mentors are high school students ages 16-19 years old who mentor elementary or middle school students during the school year for 1-2 hours per week. The peer mentor will provide the less experienced mentee support, guidance, encouragement, assistance with schoolwork and help building relationships with others.
Peer mentoring provides an opportunity for a caring high school teenager to help develop a guiding, teaching relationship with a younger person (mentee). These activities will be curriculum-based, such as a high school student tutoring an elementary or middle school student in reading or other skill-building activities. The teenage mentors will serve as positive role models that provide a younger student with ongoing support. All peer mentors are supervised my adult mentors.
Peer Mentor Requirements:
- Complete a Peer Mentor Application
- Must be a high school student 16-19 years of age
- Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Must submit three (3) Teacher/Administrator Peer Mentor Recommendation Forms
- Complete a telephone interview and in-personal interview
Peer Mentoring Dates:
Peer mentoring will take place from September – May of each traditional calendar school year. Peer mentors will meet with younger mentees once a month for one hour or a maximum of once per week for calendar school year. Dates and times will be scheduled.
If you are a high school student age 16-19 years of age and are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please complete the above forms and submit to CSWAG Peer Mentoring Program or send via US Mail to:
Peer Mentoring Application
P. O. Box 3392
Cary, NC 27519
If you have questions, please contact Carl at (919) 443-5866 or email us at CSWAG Peer Mentoring Program.
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