Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2004

BSHS students meet e-mail mentors

May 20, 2004

The YouthFriends organization provided Bonner Springs High School seniors with mentors this year, but they never even met.

Not until May 5, that is. Until that point, the 146 seniors communicated weekly with their mentors via e-mail. The communication was part of the Ementors program, now in its fourth year of operation.

The students had the chance to meet the 91 ementors for the first time at the hour-long event held in the high school cafeteria May 5.

In the program, seniors and mentors fill out an interest checklist in September. The ementors are YouthFriends coming from 11 corporations in the Kansas City metro area.

Students are matched with mentors based on common interests. The program allows students to improve writing and thinking skills through the use of e-mail sharing real world experiences.

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