Mentoring - Middle School
The Middle School Mentoring Program, also referred to as “Mentoring,” strengthens the emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social development of each student through meaningful non-academic programming and the opportunity to develop positive relationships with faculty members. Mentoring teaches our students to be academically responsible and self-reliant while nurturing them through a positive partnership between faculty members and parents/guardians.
The Middle School Principal works closely with the School Psychologist, Director of Jewish Life, Head of Jewish Studies and the Middle School Mentors (HBHA Faculty Members) to facilitate the Mentoring Program.
Mentoring meets three times a week to provide a designated space where activities, discussions and presentations are offered to support HBHA students in:
- Striving for excellence in personal and academic development
- Developing leadership qualities, behaviors and skills
- Improving relational skills to create a stronger school and Jewish community
- Increasing awareness and developing reflective skills to utilize when making decisions and solving problems in "real life" situations
Mentoring topics focus on whole child development, integrating Jewish values and supplement HBHA's curriculum. Examples include communication and conflict resolution skills, drug and alcohol education, healthy relationships and sexuality, identity development, mental health education, safety awareness education and training, study skills, teambuilding and leadership training.