Hudson High School
Mentor Program

Program Overview

The students participating in this mentorship program are 11th graders in the HealthCare and STEM+ Academies. They will each be matched into groups of 2-3 students per one adult mentor. Students are matched with mentors who have a similar career theme to what the students are interested in. This is not always possible, but either way, we feel students can benefit immensely from learning how to interact with others.

For mentors, the program is a one-year commitment consisting of a monthly scheduled meeting which cover topics such as communication, collaboration, future planning, resume writing, and mock interviews.goal-setting. These meetings are scheduled to last 45 minutes and take place in various classrooms around the High School Library Media Center, Academy Room #124, and other classrooms. Mentors receive a folder which contains the dates and times of all the scheduled meetings as well as the agendas which give detailed instructions for each meeting. Most of these are one-hour meeting that take place in the High School LMC (Library Media Center), Academy room (124), and other classrooms. One day that is a different format is a day where the mentor will have an extended meeting in order to get individual time with each student in their group. The mentor binder contains the dates and times of all the scheduled meetings as well as the agendas which give detailed instructions for each meeting.


Purpose and Objectives of the Mentoring Program

Purpose:

  • To create meaningful partnerships between school and community
  • To make a difference in the life of a young person
  • To help guide students in achieving their career path goal

Student Role & Responsibilities:

  • Attend nine (9) meetings, one per month, during the school year.
  • Know when and where your mentor meeting is going to take place.
    • All dates and times are determined for the year; practice good organization by putting them in your calendar on your phone or wherever you prefer to keep track of your schedule.
    • If an issue arises and you are unable to attend, you must notify your mentor and the Academy lead.
  • Actively participate in the mentor meetings.
    • Answer questions fully and completely.
    • Ask questions of your mentor. Take advantage of their willingness to share their experiences and help guide you.
  • Email your mentor once per month.
    • Practice your email etiquette.
    • Learn to get in the habit of checking an email account.
    • Get to know your mentor better.
  • Check your email account a minimum of once per week.
    • Your mentor may be responding to your email and you will need to respond back to let him/her know you received a response. Also, answer any questions your mentor may have for you.
    • There are times when your mentor may have something come up and he/she may need to reschedule your meeting. You need to check your email regularly so you are able to respond and set up an alternate day and time.

Mentor Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attend nine (9) meetings, one per month, during the school year.
    • All dates and times are determined for the year; if an issue arises and you are unable to attend, please notify your students and the Academy Lead to make arrangements to reschedule the meeting.
  • Prior to each meeting, read through the agenda for that month’s meeting.
    • If you have questions about the activity, discussion, or what should take place during the meeting, please contact the Academy Lead.
  • Facilitate discussions using the questions provided or ones of your own.
  • Respond to student emails monthly.
    • Answer the questions he/she may have and possibly ask ones of your own.