Orange Plaza Rotary Seeking Student Mentors

Orange Plaza Rotary is pleased to announce that it will continue the Mentor Meals Plus program at El Modena High School during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The program, now in its third year, partners business and community mentors with students in the Collaborative Technology Program (CTP) at El Modena High School (Orange, CA).

Four meetings (from October, 2015 through March, 2016) will be held at the high school where adult mentors will dine and interact with a group of at-risk high school juniors.

Each evening will have a focus topic (for example, career decisions, service to others, overcoming obstacles, and ethical decision-making) and include a brief guest speaker presentation. Table assignments match a Rotarian mentor, a second volunteer mentor, and six CTP students. Table discussions are encouraged through ice-breakers and talking points.

The first meal of the new year will be held in October.  Business and community leaders in the City of Orange are encouraged to attend the orientation and mentor training on September 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 307 E. Katella Avenue, Orange, CA.

2015 – 2016 SCHEDULE

  • Mentor Training  –   September 23, 2015
  • Mentor Meal # 1  –  October 21, 2015
  • Mentor Meal # 2  –  November 18, 2015
  • Senior Planning Meal  –  January 20, 2016
  • Mentor Meal # 3  –   February 17, 2016
  • Mentor Meal # 4  –   March 16, 2016
  • Project Debriefing  – TBA

Mentor Meals are held in the library at El Modena High School at 3920 Spring Street from 5:30 to 7:00.

For more information, please contact Rotarian Teri Snyder.