Universities and Colleges know how difficult the transition from high school to college can be for many of their students. Dr. Kranzler’s alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, was acutely aware of this.
There are many ways to create smooth transitions but mentoring is an option that not only creates smooth initial transitions, but also provides ongoing guidance and support, for as long as students might need
To create a positive social environment they implemented a week-long program prior to the start of classes, that helped students meet and form initial connections through team building and ice breaker events. They also helped ease the academic transition by not displaying grades from the first semester on transcripts and rather making all classes pass/fail.
There are many ways to create smooth transitions but mentoring is an option that not only creates smooth initial transitions, but also provides ongoing guidance and support, for as long as students might need.
Why College Campus Mentoring?
Leaf Mentoring creates a campus where all students, even the most vulnerable, have a place. We establish a system of support for your students that creates higher academic performance, lowered emotional difficulties, reduced social isolation, improved retention rates, and greater feelings of connection to your institution.
Mentors are trained to help students with time management issues, reluctance to obtain physical and mental health services, unsafe substance use, social isolation and academic under-performance. Mentors role model how to best maximize a college experience and help mentees internalize a belief that they can and will succeed. This not only boosts performance and reduces attrition rates, but also leads to engaged and reciprocating alumni.