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 students need.

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