Presentation Title

The Success Ambassador Peer Mentor Program: Best Practices for Full Program Implementation

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Master's Degree

Presentation Abstract

Success Ambassadors (peer mentors) consists of promising students (ie. natural leaders, self-motivated, and benevolent) selected by the coordinator and then trained to serve underclassmen (as well as surrounding community organizations such as neighboring middle and elementary schools). Training consists of a two-week session on the program’s mission and required skill-set. Success Ambassadors go into the classrooms and conduct purposeful team building activities, guidance lessons, mentoring services, tutoring, and restorative circles. Ideas and strategies are culminated from Student and Teacher Needs Assessments. This takes place weekly for at least 14 weeks in duration (based on the need/structure of the school). Ways for various program implementation methods will be provided to tailor to different school climates. This session offers lessons, strategies, activities, and overall approach in a variety of ways to meet various institutional structures.

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The Success Ambassador Peer Mentor Program: Best Practices for Full Program Implementation

Success Ambassadors (peer mentors) consists of promising students (ie. natural leaders, self-motivated, and benevolent) selected by the coordinator and then trained to serve underclassmen (as well as surrounding community organizations such as neighboring middle and elementary schools). Training consists of a two-week session on the program’s mission and required skill-set. Success Ambassadors go into the classrooms and conduct purposeful team building activities, guidance lessons, mentoring services, tutoring, and restorative circles. Ideas and strategies are culminated from Student and Teacher Needs Assessments. This takes place weekly for at least 14 weeks in duration (based on the need/structure of the school). Ways for various program implementation methods will be provided to tailor to different school climates. This session offers lessons, strategies, activities, and overall approach in a variety of ways to meet various institutional structures.