The peer connector experience was not only educational, but was a great way to connect with the senior class. I feel comfortable talking to my peer connectors, and feel like I made lasting connections with them.
Schechter knows that transitions can be tough for tweens and teens. Through the Peer Educators and Peer Connectors programs, middle school students and 9th graders meet regularly with trained high school students to learn how to handle a host of hot-button issues affecting today’s kids, including social media, time management, peer pressure, school safety, and more. Meeting regularly with high school peers gives each student a “big brother” and “big sister” to rely on for support, guidance and friendship. Many of these relationships continue long after graduation.
Being a peer connector allowed me to reflect on my experience in high school…I appreciated the opportunity to be a mentor for the freshmen, making sure they have the smoothest ride possible through high school.