Spring Transitions & Orientation

get a jump start and begin accomplishing outcomes early!

Imagine working with your incoming students before they enter your school. Want to do more than a tour? Transitions system is made up of a series of visits and events designed to ease anxiety, squelch myths, and build a confident expectation in your incoming class. 

Mentees will learn from your experienced role models! Teach them how to combat personal fears, establish academic habits for a successful first year, and make choices now that will  impact their pathway to graduation. 

 

Spring Transitions: Visits to Feeder Schools

When a diverse team of mentors come together for the first time with the same goals and passions to improve their school there is nothing they can not accomplish

When a diverse team of mentors come together for the first time with the same goals and passions to improve their school there is nothing they can not accomplish

The first step is to select an equity-based team of mentors and run a kick off training on the importance of spring transitions. 

Prepare for visits for 3 different lessons, helping the incoming class get ready for their next school experience.


This mentor is facilitating an activity to help ease fears of the incoming 8th graders. Peers ask about the myths and rumors they heard about their school. The upperclass mentors do an excellent job providing clarity, comfort, and encouragement.

This mentor is facilitating an activity to help ease fears of the incoming 8th graders. Peers ask about the myths and rumors they heard about their school. The upperclass mentors do an excellent job providing clarity, comfort, and encouragement.

day of transition is when they come to visit you! 

This day is designed to get your incoming students excited about attending your school and meeting their yearlong role models.

Let your team of student mentors be the voice that leads the day and sets the tone for the expectations of your school. 

120 mentors are gearing up and getting their energy ready to lead their freshman through their first high school experience!

120 mentors are gearing up and getting their energy ready to lead their freshman through their first high school experience!

orientation by student design

As part of our training system your team will get prepared on how to run your fall orientation. This day is purposefully designed to build relationships between your mentors, teachers, and freshman. Topics include academic success, goal setting, focus on social influences, commitment, and making healthy choices for the first month of school. 


As mentors, we are the extra degree, the uncomfortable pressure and sometimes the annoying ball of energy that pushes the Freshman transform and become something amazing
— HS Mentor, Des Moines, Iowa
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