Kilmer Mentoring Program
Mentors meet with their mentees once a week. They encourage their student to develop their strengths and capabilities, set realistic goals with the students and follow up, and support student self-advocacy. Each month we bring all of the mentors and mentees together for a fun activity afterschool. For our May activity, we went to GMU’s The EDGE Challenge Course in Manassas. The EDGE Challenge Course (also called a ropes course, confidence course, or COPE course) offered a variety of Experience-Based Learning activities for our students to help improve basic life-skills as well as team building skills.