*** Peer Mentor Opportunities in Developmental Adapted Physical Education***

What is a Mentor?
A mentor is an experienced person who provides information, advice, support, and encouragement to a less experienced person, often leading and guiding by example of his/her success in an area.

Goal for Peer Mentor Program:
* To help build peer relationships, create a positive culture and
climate in our school, and a solid foundation for student
*To provide socialization and leadership opportunities for all

Qualifications for Peer Mentors:
*Grades 10 - 12
*Available 6th period (1:35 - 2:30)
*Strong interpersonal skills
*Self motivation for physical activities
*Encouraging and Supportive
*Tolerant and Respectful of individual differences
*Positive attitude
*Willing listener
*Patient and Flexible

Role for Peer Mentors:
*Take the lead in supporting peers
*Serve as a positive role model
*Build relationships by participation in physical activities together
*Strive for mutual respect
*Build self esteem and motivation

Responsibilities for Peer Mentors:
*Attend class with excellent attendance
*Assist and be a willing participant in on-campus activities
(curriculum - based physical activities)
*Assist and be a willing participant in off-campus activities
(community - based outings)
*Assist teacher with equipment needs
*Assist program participants with daily class activities
*Take a positive approach toward teacher's lesson plans

Benefits of Peer Mentoring:
*School Credit
*A greater understanding of diversity and tolerance of individual
*Opportunity for growth in maturity and leadership
*Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and
*Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve
*Connecting with individuals who have special needs
*Our children's classmates are likely to be their co-workers,
neighbors, and employers (employees) during their adult
years, so the friendships and other benefits of peer
mentoring may extend well into the future.

For more information on Peer Mentor Opportunities:
Contact Shelley Mitchell @ 651-407-2162

Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
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Our School
Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.