Peer to Peer is an effective mentoring program that supports students’ transition to high school. Through the program, a peer leadership troupe of senior students is created to address a variety of school issues that may affect grade 9 students. These issues include bullying, relational aggression, substance abuse, gender violence, equity and racism.
The older peer leaders “adopt” a classroom and carry out a series of monthly drama- and art-based prevention interventions. In doing so, they gain leadership skills while contributing to the development of social/emotional competence and resilience in the younger students.
A middle school program is also available. Emulating the high school model, grade 8’s support the grade 7’s transition to middle school.