Thank you for everything you all put into us and thank you for the words of encouragement
9th grade WOHS student
The Eight Waves High School Lunch Mentorship Program serves over fifty children at West Orange High School. Our program is designed to help students who live in households with incomes well below the level of poverty, and who are struggling academically, socially, and even may struggle with peer relationships. Food insecurity is a major challenge for these students, which is why the lunch meals provided are an integral part of the program. Students cannot learn if they are hungry and providing them with adequate nutrition is critical to their academic success.
Our goal is to continue making a positive impact in the lives of these students, and we could not do it without our volunteer mentors.
WOHS meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00-12:30.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up
What to expect
Being a mentor is being a positive role model for a child, who needs and wants one, possibly because
Guardians, due to various circumstances, are unable to dedicate as much time as needed
There is a desire to confide in an adult other than their immediate family
There is a need for a youth to have a consistent adult in their life
Mentoring is about being developmental not prescriptive. Prescriptive mentorship is when the mentor emphasizes their own goals and/or setting expectations for a mentee that are often not met. Developmental mentorship is when goals and expectations are based on the needs of the student.
Your weekly visit with your mentee may include activities such as a goal setting, attending a sporting event, job/career exploration conversations, helping with schoolwork or just talking about what is going on in the mentee’s life.
ADDitions background screening: https://www.ocps.net
Time Commitment: Lunch program meets Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:00am-12:30pm at West Orange HS.
We ask that you commit to one or both days for the entire school year.
Thank you for being here and talking to us and letting us be ourselves
10th grade WOHS student