Date

5-2020

Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health & Human Services

Abstract

Seaside Middle School strives to adopt practices that the administration sees will enrich the academic lives of their students. Unfortunately, Seaside Middle School does not currently have the means to expand the program at their school that provides access to tutoring for students who may need additional academic support. Unfortunately, these limited resources lead to students not having the best possible learning opportunities. These limits not only hinder a student’s opportunity to learn but also does not allow teachers to make genuine connections with students so that they become willing to engage with the classroom. The Hatchlings Program will provide a unique take to the typical programs seen that offer academic support, as it will include a peer mentoring aspect that allows students to collaboratively learn from each other’s experiences, but also build valuable skills together. Peer Mentoring programs have been found to have higher success rates given the involved parties are building more meaningful relationships and holding each other accountable.

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