•  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. 

    Peer Leader Wildwood Trips