Adopt a Cub/ Pen Pal Friends
The thought of going to high school can be very scary for many middle school students. Some of our Future Leaders at Niagara Falls High School students decided to help ease the minds of the middle school students at LaSalle Prep and North Park Junior High School. LaSalle Preparatory School students created a profile of themselves including what they want to be when they grow, their hobbies, what they like to eat, and what they like to do for fun. The profiles were then given to the Future Leaders at the high school and each one was adopted.
The students at North Park Junior High and Lockport High School participated in a pen pal writing campaign, a twofold activity that linked the younger students with older students and allowed all the students to work on their letter writing skills. The students at North Park wrote letters to high school students asking them question about what it was like to be a high school student. The students at Lockport high school wrote back answering their questions. Both programs culminated in a high school visit by the younger students to the high schools. During this time the students got to meet each other face-to-face, work on some mentor ship activities, get personalized tours of the high schools, be welcomed by the school administration, and participate in some fun activities.