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11A Lessons and Events

In the 11th Grade,  pairs will grow their relationship through self-exploration and honest sharing of values, interests and cultural backgrounds. Pairs will explore potential careers of interest. They will understand the "fit factors" each mentee is looking for in a college or post-secondary program. Pairs will collaborate on a post-secondary list that helps each student build a vision of their future lives by comparing and contrasting a range of programs and institutions.

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Phase 1: Reconnecting (September to mid-October)
In this phase, students will (re)connect with their mentors in order to start the year off strong. Mentees and mentors will know the expectations and goals for the year and will be able to use those as a base to which to come back to and strengthen their bond.

Phase 2: Career Exploration (late October to end of November)
Students will carry out a set of self-reflection activities, with their mentor's support, to better understand their interests, skills and the links between their passions and career pathways.

Phase 3: Post-Secondary Research (December to early February)

Pairs will identify the key components of match and fit so that they can research and select post-secondary pathways that are strong options for the mentee. An emphasis will be placed on academic match to ensure that students are not under-matching and on diversity as a fit factor. Pairs will work together to create a list of 5-10 post-secondary options.

Phase 4: Professional Skill Building (mid February to mid March)
Mentees will identify potential summer opportunities of interest and begin to complete applications. With their mentor’s support, they will work on a resume that they can use to apply to these summer opportunities of interest.

Phase 5: Preparing for Summer and the 12th Grade (late March to early June)
This phase acts as a jump start for students on the college application process. Pairs will (1) finalize their preliminary post-secondary list (2) learn the importance and steps to acquire letters of recommendation and (3) learn the importance and basics of applying for financial aid. They will plan summer tasks to complete in order to stay on track with the post-secondary application process and draft a pair summer communication plan