Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Unites Middle and Upper Schoolers

The cross-divisional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentor Program has officially launched! Last winter Anna Speller ’20 came to several adults in the MICDS community about developing a program to help Middle School students learn from Upper School students about topics that are important for healthy relationships, decision-making and being prepared for Upper School. From those initial conversations, the MS/US Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program was born.

In a recent interview with the St. Louis Jewish Light, Anna Speller said she hopes that “students will look up to Upper Schoolers as friends and mentors to confide in.”

Approximately 30 10th through 12th graders volunteered their time and were trained as P2P Mentors. For six weeks throughout the school year, mentors will spend time in a 7th grade meeting followed by an advisory lesson and discussion two days later.