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9th Grade Mentors

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One of the most difficult transitions for students across the country is entering 9th grade. The curriculum intensifies, friendships grow and change rapidly, and students must acquaint themselves with a brand new building that has a completely different culture. Luckily for Collins Hill freshman, there is an organization of students that helps to guide them through their tumultuous freshman year. One of the most difficult transitions for students across the country is entering 9th grade. The curriculum intensifies, friendships grow and change rapidly, and students must acquaint themselves with a brand new building that has a completely different culture. Luckily for Collins Hill freshman, there is an organization of students that helps to guide them through their tumultuous freshman year.

9th grade mentors are a select group of upperclassmen who decided to volunteer their advisement, otherwise known as study hall, a few days a week to help out the newest faces of Collins Hill. Mentors talk to their freshman about maneuvering through different situations, and give them a toolbox to prepare for the rest of their high school days. A group of 9th graders is assigned to a mentor and they steadily build a relationship throughout the year.

The mentors are chosen from a multitude of applications submitted the year prior. From those applications, a group of administrators look at grades, character, and teacher recommendations. Only the most qualified student leaders are chosen to take positions as 9th grade mentors. These advisors are expected to be good examples for the students that they are advising. The mentors themselves learn how to effectively lead others and build relationships with their peers.

This program helps numerous freshman adjust to their new day to day life in school, and prepares them for the next three years of their lives. Without it, the lives of Collins Hill freshman could be drastically different.