We are particularly proud of our mentoring program, where every student is paired with a mentor from our faculty, staff, or alumnae. Mentors are adult role models students can turn to for advice and encouragement. They focus on fostering growth in four main areas of a student’s life:
- Physical (self-care habits: sleep, exercise, nutrition, etc.).
Mentors meet individually with mentees every month to discuss some of these areas of life and to foster growth. If a mentee is struggling, or if she needs an extra challenge, the mentor encourages the student to advocate for herself to her teachers or, if needed, she speaks on behalf of her mentee.
Over time, mentors and mentees often become friends, remaining in touch long after graduation. Indeed, our mentoring program is a key ingredient that enables Willows Academy to support parents in the education of their children, one child at a time.