A Peer-to-Peer mentoring program for grades 1st -12th

The program is for 1st to 12th graders. Mentors and mentees are students of the school.

Mentoring primarily takes place at school, on the playground, recess, and during school hours, lunch, buddy-time, rallies, and other school functions.

For elementary students, the Mentor-to-Mentee matches are based on complementary learning styles and current (or past) home experiences.

For secondary students, the Mentor-to-Mentee matches are based on similar interests, current or past life experiences, and personality styles.

The program offers incentives and prizes throughout the year for actively participating and keeping students motivated.

The spotlights of P2P Mentoring

The program fosters a sense of community for all students. And because it is for all students, it encourages everyone to participate, no matter the ability or the learning style. The concept is based on the premise that everyone has something to offer.

When we have a sense of belonging, we rely on each other for problem-solving, and conflict resolution, which in turns lessens anxiety, can prevent bullying, and even suicidal thoughts for some at-risk students.

Why this program important

P2P Mentoring helps students express themselves and be heard. It promotes accountability, and gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Students can feel heard, and develop empathy towards others, which promotes their emotional growth.

Students can feel heard, and develop empathy towards others, which promotes their emotional growth.

It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

What the program means for schools

This is a tool for schools to help achieve emotional wellbeing and mental health requirements for their students.
The program is managed by a us, (the mentor matchmaker) and, apart from communicating with school staff of student’s participation status, there is no need for school staff to be creating lesson plans, developing strategies for achieving milestones, or changing instructional hours to fit the program into the school day.
This could help reduce counselors’ disciplinary caseloads.
The program can become part of your conflict resolution plan and help reduce truancy, In lieu of discipline (although discipline can be an important part of learning consequences), this program can re-direct a student in making better choices for themselves.
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring has the chance to become a game changer for all students.