Lead the Way

Topic: Mentorship and School Pride

School: Pearl City High School

Students: Eliana Mafi, Emma Yano, Kailah Quillopo-Jamile, Chaslyn Sagun, Kevin Quang Nguyen

Lead the Way saw that the transition from middle school to high school can be challenging, and COVID-19 exacerbated that. When transitioning to high school, 8th graders see their social circles change, their classes become more rigorous. So through peer mentorship, Lead the Way took initiative to support future high school freshmen.

The team went down to Highlands Intermediate to meet with 8th graders to shed light on Pearl City High School’s campus culture and build friendships. They played several bonding games, talked to them about several tips to stay engaged in high school. They also facilitated a Q+A session in which the 8th graders asked about anything they were confused or worried about for next year.

Through this mentorship project, they made a lasting and positive impact by bridging the gap between middle and high school while establishing new bonds and friendships.

Lead the Way

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