SEL Awardee

Tina Vasquez

Charlottesville High School
Charlottesville City Schools
Charlottesville, VA
“Multilingual Mentoring is a student-run peer advisory and mentorship program at Charlottesville High School. This program was initiated by a group of senior ELs (English Learners) who wanted to help Newcomers have an easier transition than they had. Bilingual juniors and seniors receive leadership and mental health first aid training and join the MM team. Each Newcomer student is matched with a mentor. Multilingual Mentors offer support in the mentees' home languages to help them adapt and thrive. Via check-ins and a 'scavenger hunt' of tasks, mentors and mentees build SEL competencies and a feeling of connection at school!”
Tags: High School, Mentorship, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban