One hundred students from ten Adirondack schools will gather on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:30am at the College For Every Student (CFES) Center in Essex, NY for professional development in peer mentor training.
“Peer mentoring empowers students,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton. “Given the proper tools and resources, they can be positive role models, and help their peers along the college and career path.”
Ten students (CFES Scholars) from each Adirondack school, who have demonstrated leadership skills within their schools and communities, will attend the Peer Mentor Training workshop. CFES Program Directors will work with students as a group and as school teams. The students will then go back to their schools and train other peer mentors.
“CFES uses peer mentors because it provides such successful outcomes,” CFES Vice President of Programs Tara Smith reported. “We’ve seen huge gains in both mentors and mentees college readiness.”
CFES currently has 10,000 students involved in peer mentoring.
CFES Event Details
What: Peer Mentor Training
When: Tuesday, October 29, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: CFES Center, 2303 Main Street, Essex, NY
Who: 100 students, 23 educators, representing 10 Adirondack schools
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