The goal of the Peer Mentoring Program is to encompass older children collaborating with their younger peers through cooperative measures, while learning curriculum and social skills via LEDP Peer Mentoring.
The purpose of the Peer Mentoring Program is to encourage volunteerism of fourth, fifth and sixth graders. It is known that peers have a great impact on one another and this program will foster a joint effort to learn skills offered through their bi-weekly mentoring. Peer leaders visit the K/1 and 2/3 programs to support the younger children accomplish prepared activities.
It is our hope that the Peer Leaders will gain leadership, commitment and community service skills from this program. The younger participants will learn appropriate peer/social interaction, collaboration and teamwork through example. Our goal is to incorporate the program within the LEDP’s yearly activities and that both groups carry their learned skills into their everyday lives showing the value of mentoring and how it helps others involved.
In the future our goal is to encourage children that age out of LEDP to return to the program and continue to work with the younger children.