Bishop Hendricken celebrates Peer Mentor Week virtually
WARWICK, RI (April 24, 2020) – Each year, Bishop Hendricken celebrates Peer Mentor Week, a week-long celebration of the sophomores, juniors, and seniors who give their time to make our school the inclusive home that it is in support of the Br. Thomas Leto Options Program. Though virtual learning has changed this year’s festivities, our community will still celebrate the work of our mentors!
What are Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors that give up their study period in order to attend one of the traditional education classes with a student in the Options Program. Mentors support and encourage the students in the program with note-taking and reading tests and quizzes. But, peer mentorship reaches far beyond the classroom, too. The mentors foster meaningful relationships with the students in the Options Program which results in long-lasting friendships both in and outside of school.
“Being a peer mentor is one of the best things you could do with your time at Hendricken,” said Andrew Cavanagh ’21. “Not only do you get to support other students, but you also develop friendships with everyone in the program! Apply now so you are able to join one of the strongest and most community-oriented groups at Hendricken!”
With the graduation of our seniors each year, the Options Program utilizes Peer Mentor Week to help recruit the next group of mentors. Mrs. Vanessa Cardillo, Options Program Teacher, will be working with Theology classes over the course of the week to schedule Peer Mentor virtual information sessions.
Additionally, current Peer Mentors will be sharing video testimonials to talk about why they became mentors, the benefits, and the rewards of working with the Options Program. Follow Bishop Hendricken on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see these videos all week.
Want to apply?
The Peer Mentor program is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a free or study period available in their schedule. Peer Mentors will be required to attend meetings throughout the year to discuss and help plan social events, and they must attend at least one social event each school year.