Principal Fioretto is quoted in the most recent issue of the Summit Learning Blog regarding the power of mentoring. Mentoring is the cornerstone of our program at OCASA College Prep. Here is what she said:
Doreen Fioretto, Principal at OCASA College Prep in California, said the meaningful support her students have consistently received from mentors over the past couple of school years has helped “bring back the fun” to her school’s hallways.
“It’s been an incredibly challenging time for students, but mentoring has truly been the most important piece to help us all,” Fioretto said. “Students have been able to go to that one teacher and rely on them…Yes, it’s been hard, but it’s time to have some fun again and let kids be kids.
“They’ve got to have a chance to grow up and have a good time. Mentoring helps them do that.”
You can read the post by clicking on this link. Ask your student about their experience with their mentor at OCASA College Prep. You might be surprised by how important the relationship is between our students and mentors!