The SEL Blog
The Freshman Seminar/Senior Mentoring Program at Cumberland Regional High School in Cumberland County, New Jersey partners at-risk freshmen with role model Senior Mentors to support the ninth-graders’ transition to high school. Senior Mentors and freshmen work together during and outside of class time on character and leadership development, social and emotional learning, the promotion of positive school culture and healthy relationships, and progressing toward goals related to academic and social success. In addition to working together on research and presentation projects in the credit-bearing course, Senior Mentors provide support staying organized, effectively utilizing resources and managing stressors and challenges in healthy ways.