Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Making the Transistion from Middle School to High School

W.E.B. DuBois Society Helps Students Make Good Choices

On a Saturday in February, 2008, the W.E.B. DuBois Society hosted an event at Spelman College that featured Step UP Workshops for middle school students. The workshops are part of a 20-week enrichment program of seminars and field trips. The Step UP Workshops are conducted by the high school students, know as DuBois Scholars, who serve in a mentoring role to middle school students and were the workshop leaders.

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Often the transition to high school will mean a new school – private or public. This presentation will explore and offer a perspective on the challenges, opportunities and feelings of discomfort that can come with being in a new environment with different people and potentially different cultures; meeting new people, new and/or different rules; the need to let go of old behaviors, habits and friendships and develop new behaviors, habits and friendships; and to confront the fears or concerns that can sometimes accompany all of this change and personal growth.

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