THE MICHIGAN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The University of Michigan offers a unique opportunity
for undergraduates to help local "at risk" grade school students by
acting as mentors. This program has been very successful. Young students
experience personal gains in self-confidence, persistence, self-knowledge,
support and friendship. The University of Michigan students gain valuable
experiences that help them better understand theories of motivation, child
development, and learning. In many cases the relationship goes beyond
teaching to shaping an individual's perspective or outlook on life.
HOW THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WORKS!
University of Michigan students enrolled in Psychology 305 attend
orientation meetings prior to reporting to a local school. Depending on
the number of credit hours elected, the UM students spend 6-8 hours per
week meeting 1:1 with their mentees. In addition, the college students
attend weekly seminar discussion sessions.
At the local school, teachers, teacher consultants, counselors, or
administrators advise the mentors as to what kind of assistance the
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