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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.

You can be apart of the change that want to see in the world, all it takes is one person to change another’s perspective, then it becomes a chain reaction.

– 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.