The Bridge School

Activity 1: Meet and Greet (revised)

Students and mentors get to know each other, share how they communicate and learn more through questions and guided conversation

Purpose

  • Students and mentors meet for the first time to share information and learn about each other.
  • Students gain an understanding of the role of a mentor and how they will be working together.

Mentor Preparation

  • prepare 5 pieces of personal information to share (e.g., I am…, I live…, I have…, I like to…, I…,)
  • meet online with mentor team to review content
  • prepare 3-5 questions to pose to the mentees in order to get to know them
  • role-play with Self-Determination Program (SDP) staff prior to the Meet & Greet session with the mentees

Activity

Mentors and mentees introduce themselves. Mentors share a few pieces of personal information, including what they use to communicate. SDP staff introduce the topic of self-determination and the concept of mentors/role models. To help the students gain additional information, mentors and mentees talk about people in their lives that they may see as a role model/mentor. The mentors and mentees have an opportunity to ask and answer questions about each other.

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Thanh gets to know the mentees through a series of questions and responses.

Thanh gets to know the mentees through a series of questions and responses.

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Tyson gets to know the mentees by sharing about himself and asking the mentees to share information.