WE WANT YOU! - Become a Silver Creek Mentor Today
Dear Potential Mentor,
At Silver Creek High School, we believe that education is everyone’s business. Learning opportunities are everywhere, not just inside classrooms. Research tells us that we learn best when we’re personally motivated. When we have a passion for what we are doing, knowledge unfolds and evolves naturally.
By Learning Through Internship (LTI), a student will learn math, science, reading, writing, and many other skills. LTIs are not meant to help students pick out a particular career, however, they are meant to expose them to post-secondary options that would not exist otherwise. At their LTIs, students will also learn the skills needed to go on to college and beyond.
A mentor gives each student the opportunity to learn from an adult with a similar interest. The focus on real work in professional settings gives the student’s learning context and depth. Through genuine relationships, mentors teach a work ethic while also modeling what it means to be an adult member of our community. The mentor guides and coaches the student intern at the worksite, while the student receives additional project support from the advisor back at school. The student is expected to contribute a substantial amount of work that is of real consequence to the LTI site and help the mentor and his or her business. The mentor also becomes a part of the student’s learning team.
Watch the video below to see an example of how internships drive student engagement.
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