What does an Elementary FLOW Mentoring session look like?
The Basic Layout:
- Students arrive after school dismissal and have a snack
- Mentors arrive
- Site Leader welcomes group and explains the plan for the day
- Mentor/mentee activity time
- Students say goodbye and board bus to go home
- Mentors and Site Leader have brief check-in meeting
Planned activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Fun and educational get-to-know you activities such as games, puzzles, discussion topics, craft projects, etc.;
- Working on the students’ homework and drawing connections between academic and real-world success;
- Helping mentees develop a set of short and long-term goals to achieve during the course of the year—academic, social, and personal;
- Designing and performing service-learning projects that will build a sense of attachment to and responsibility toward the school or the greater community, such as starting a recycling program, planting flowers, or helping out at the local food bank.
- Making short videos on a variety of constructive topics (videos can be aired at the school on WHBN TV);
- Going on fun field trips to educational sites to provide exposure to new ideas and learning opportunities.