The GNB Voc-Tech Student Mentor program is a way to empower our staff and student leaders. These leaders provide support and meaningful mentoring experiences for our incoming students. This program fosters a strong school culture and supports each student’s own preparation for their academics and career/vocational success.
One mentor, Jayde Bousquet, offered her story about her experience as a new mentor this year.
– Jayde Bousquet
One Mentor’s Story
What does it mean to be a “mentor?”
As a mentor, I try to be a good and positive influence on the freshman. I am also responsible for helping them with any issues that they have.
Why did you want to be a mentor?
I am a mentor because I believe the program will have a good influence on the school, and I really care a lot about the school and helping it be the best school for high schoolers.
Which leadership skills were the most difficult to develop?
The hardest skill to develop was communication. I had to really step out of my comfort zone, and I had to talk a lot with the freshman (many of them I did not know). I learned how to talk with people I didn’t know well on a more personal level.
What is it like to be a mentor?
Being a mentor is a very fun experience and it’s amazing being able to help others, which I think is a great thing to do.
What is the most important part of being a mentor?
The most important part of being a mentor is caring about people, and wanting to go out of your way and make a difference in the school.