High school students has initiated SIA Mentorship Program 2016, to extend a hand to 4-6 graders in Bergen Middle School. They were very passionate about helping the younger students to reach their full potentials. The mentors had the opportunity to build rapport with their mentees meeting in a 2-4 small group environment and giving one-one individualized attention at times they needed support with their academic and other challenges.
As one of the mentors expresses his first day experience below, many persistently continued through out the year and had a positive impact on their mentees as a role model. We would like to express our gratitude for all mentors who were very loyal to their commitment through out the year.
” I just wanted to reach out and give you some feedback regarding my experience today. I felt a change of heart as I worked with the young students. Today’s mentoring experience helped guide me to broaden my view of the impact a person can have on another person’s life. I look forward to working with the students as a “big brother” and mentor. I have to admit, today was an eye opening experience. I never thought that a fundamental change in my thought process could be provoked with the simple act of kindness in helping another person.” – Anthony Bello
This project has been initiated by our Assistant Coach for Cross Country, as well as our Security Chief in our school (BASCS HIGH), Mr. Jerome Fowler, together with Students in Action in spring 2015. SIA is planning to have a running race competition on April 2016 in 760 Saddle River Rd, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.
The purpose of their run is Educational awareness. With the money they hope to raise they will use it to send books/ clothing/school supplies to those countries in need of it (Africa and Haiti). Students in action will be the main group involved in this run as its one of their projects for the school year. Mr. Fowler as an professional athletic will be involved with all aspects of the run to assist the students in any way possible. Thanks to PTO members 2015 Mr.Navarro, Ms.Ojeda, Ms.Dennis.
The success of this run/fundraiser is only possible if we all get on board and help out.
The date they are looking to have the run is April, 2016.
Breakfast, and soft drinks will be provided by SIA.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
BASCS Garfield Campus Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Team building exercises
Tokens (tie dye shirts)
Coping Skills (Peer pressure, anxiety)
Focus and meditation
Every 2 mentors will be matched with 5-7 students based on the available days of the group members.