FUELing Connection with UHS Student Mentors
Every other Friday since mid-November, UHS students have been visiting Ferndale Upper Elementary to talk and engage with 5th grade girls, supporting their questions and problem-solving with them. The mentoring group was started by Ms. Gena Clay–Restorative Practices Coordinator at UHS–and is called "Tea Time with Clay."
In December, the older students brought snacks and books for the 5th graders to read over the holiday. The group plays games inside and on the playground. FUEL students were excited to share their classrooms, garden spaces, and media center. The mentoring group meets for 60 minutes. "It gives [the kids] enough time to talk to us about something they need help with and to connect," said Ms. Clay.