TRITON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Transition Project (Peer Leaders)
Co-Advisors: Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Fry, and Mrs. H. O'Donnell
WHAT IS TRANSITION PROJECT?
- Transition Project is a statewide peer leadership program utilizing upperclassmen to help incoming freshman make a successful adjustment into high school.
- Transition Project groups incoming freshman (groups of about 10) with upperclassmen (peer leaders) in small groups. Peer leaders are trained to facilitate an outreach session, once a month, during physical education classes.
- Outreach topics include: decision-making, problem solving, time management, active listening, communication, relationship-building, prejudice reduction, adjustment to change, identity exploration, and academic achievement.
WHO ARE THE PEER LEADERS & WHAT IS THEIR COMMITMENT?
- Peer Leaders are upperclassmen (11th and 12th graders) who are interested in working with incoming freshman.
- Peer Leaders participate in (2) mandatory trainings (September & January). There is a limited after school commitment throughout the year.
- Once a month peer leaders will participate in an outreach session by preparing a lesson/activity, facilitating the session, and critiquing the lesson.
- Peer leaders will also help with 8th grade orientation in January and Freshman orientation in August.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TRANSITION PROJECT?
- Being a peer leader has many benefits including: making new friends, college recognition, increase in self-esteem, and recognition for your ability to work well with peers.
- A Peer Leader is a member of an elite group of students helping to make Triton an enjoyable place to learn.
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Students interested in becoming a peer leader must fill out an application. Peer leaders are interviewed and selected at the end of each school year.