K-8 Mentoring class starts training portion of new year


Michelle Hong

Mentor and senior Fareeha Mouzan works on her homework in SRT. It is her first year as a K-8 Mentor, and she said she’s excited to work with the students.

Da-Hyun Hong

The K-8 Mentoring class, consisting of 24 juniors and seniors, is learning how to mentor students from all 14 Carmel middle and elementary schools. According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, “the goal of the program is just to have a positive impact on the lives of the kids in our community.” Mentors leave every Gold day during third block to drive out to the schools. Pletcher said students will leave five minutes earlier due to construction around Carmel for now.

Mentor and senior Fareeha Mouzan said she heard about the class through her AP Human teacher and looked forward to adding it to her senior schedule. She said, “I just thought it was really interesting how we are able to go to different schools, and since I moved here from India when I was in sixth grade, I kind of want to help other kids coming from that transition.”