Under Our Wings Mentorship Program


This year, a new peer mentoring program has been implemented called ‘Under Our Wings’. This program is designed help orient incoming freshman to high school life and to assist them throughout their first year.


Meetings will be held bi-weekly for the first few months during Seahawk Seminar and once the mentees get accustomed to their senior mentor, they will be held once a month. All these meetings will be different depending on the mentor’s agenda, but a typical meeting might include an overview of the advanced/standard/IB diploma, organization skills, or college preparation.


“I am excited to help the incoming freshmen to join the South Lakes community and to have them experience the greatness that this school has to offer,” said rising senior and mentor Safa Piracha.


But, not only are mentors there for academic support, they are there for social support as well.


“The part I look forward to the most in this program is to have that support system guide me through my first year in high school,” said freshman Kathleen Smith, “Not only that, I feel as if it would be a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.”


All in all, this program is to contribute to the success of the students, and everyone is excited to see what will become of it.