Mentoring News

Student to Student and Shelbyville Middle School Mentoring

By Jessie Golden, Mentor, Class of 2016

Introduction of our programs

Our goals in the Student to Student and SMS Mentoring programs are to enable students to set goals, participate in key experiences, take positive risks, bring a diverse group of students together to learn and grow, and develop positive school relationships. We all learn so much from each other whether you're a mentor or mentee. We are all about the good times and being there to support each other in the struggles too. Our programs are a great way to make and hang out with some really awesome friends!

Spotlight on mentoring relationships

SMS Conner Prairie Field Trip

Breaking the ice and having some fun!

Upcoming Events!

Student to Student
  • Spring Event: Newport Aquarium 4/15/2016 depart at 7:40 a.m. and return @2:30pm.

Middle School Mentoring

  • SMS Retreat to CYC 4/10-11/2016 depart at 1:00 p.m and return @2:30pm.
  • Mentoring sessions: 2/17/16, 3/2/16, 3/16/16, 4,6,16, 4/27/16

Q&A with some of our awesome mentors!

Kendra Sizemore

Me: What does mentoring mean to you?


Kendra: Making new friends, and that I learn a lot from my mentees and they learn from me also.


Me: How has being a mentor changed your life?


Kendra: Mentoring has taught me that being cool and not popular isn't all that. Just to be yourself and you'll make the best of friends that way.


Me: What is one of the best times you've had with your mentee(s)?


Kendra: I just enjoy the little stuff, like when they call me.


Me: what is your favorite memory of mentoring?


Kendra: This year's fall retreat to CYC was really fun!


Me: What made you decide to become a mentor?


Kendra: Making new friends. I wish I had someone my freshmen year to help me out. And it is a great excuse to hang out with people.


Daniel Young

Me: What does mentoring mean to you?


Daniel: It's a way to connect with others on a deeper level and to do a little good in the world.


Me: How has being a mentor changed your life?


Daniel: I feel as I am able to see others and understand others better.


Me: What is one of the best times you've had with your mentee(s)?


Daniel: I enjoyed meeting and getting to know everyone at the CYC retreat this fall.


Me: What is your favorite memory of mentoring?


Daniel: Definitely getting nailed by the whip cream pie.


Me: What made you decide to become a mentor?


Daniel: Mrs. Hoeflinger needed some help and I decided to would be fun and a good experience.

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Coming soon! Student to Student field trip to Newport Aquarium

Friday, April 15th, 7:45am-2:30pm

1 Aquarium Way

Newport, KY

For our spring event this year we listened to feedback from the mentees and mentors decided to change it up and go under the sea and have a fun time at the Newport Aquarium!