Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students look forward to the student mentor program with good reason. Middle school students who spend time coaching and mentoring younger students find it a rewarding experience that builds self-confidence, leadership and personal growth. Mentees establish strong relationships with older students and many become mentors themselves when they reach 6th grade.
Student mentoring takes place during lunch period or before or after school. Prospective mentors apply for the position, and a mentor committee of faculty and administration reviews the application. Mentors receive training from our faculty in how to work with younger children and report to their faculty advisor on a regular basis.
In other grades, students have opportunities to mentor and give back to the Stevens community. Beginning in 3rd grade, children become weekly “Reading Buddies” to younger students, and middle school classes are also paired with early childhood classes to engage in a variety of activities.