Students from Bowling Green High School and Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary kicked off the Each One Teach One mentoring program on Tuesday, November 29. The program matches former PBC students with 4th and 5th graders, now walking the same hallways they once traveled. The pairs met for 45-60 minutes during the first visit and completed an activity to share about themselves and future goals.
LEAD Academy Principal and former PBC teacher, Robert Lightning said, “We are taking former Parker-Bennett-Curry students, who are now excelling at BGHS, and allowing them to serve as mentors. We hope these relationships will foster trust and self-confidence, which will increase academic success.”
Parker-Bennett-Curry Principal Delvagus Jackson was pleased with the first day. He shared, “Today was a very positive start with our high school partners. I measured the impact by the smiles on the current PBC student’s faces. Although a few were nervous, they all commented how they loved their mentor and enjoyed the time spent together.”
Principal Jackson believes the program will not only have a lasting, positive impact with the students, but also with the faculty and staff of Parker-Bennett-Curry.
“I could also see the pride in the former PBC/current BGHS students. They wanted to see their former teachers and show them how they have progressed,” said Jackson. “Each One, Teach One will serve to inspire our students and encourage our staff to keep expecting the best.”