As students grow older, parental influence lessens so it is vital that other trusted adults show that they care and are accessible. To ease this transition, King’s Junior High has developed a new program called Impact Friday. Impact Friday will supplement our now voluntary mentor groups in which small groups of students meet together with a teacher for fellowship and discussion.
Last Friday was our first “Impact Friday” for all of the junior high students. The girls met with Mrs. Haberman and Mrs. Rolfs and began a program called “Good to be Girl”. They will work through things like identity, friendship, self-esteem and body image over the course of this coming year in once per month meetings.
The boys began a series called “A Perfect Knight” led by our Head of School, Mr. Rasmussen. The boys will also hear from a different speaker for half the time each month. They will cover many topics on what it means to become men of God.
This week, students will start meeting with their mentor groups for the year. Sixty-five students signed up to be in a small group with a mentor. They will meet twice a month during lunch. If more students are interested in joining the program, additional groups may start second semester.