Morton Hgh School student mentors hear power talk from motivator

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 3:49 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – Morton High School upperclassmen participating in the Freshman Mentor Program (FMP) heard from a pro, as far as what mentoring is all about, Aug. 15.

Motivational speaker Steve Troglio, founder and director of Teen Reach, Inc., met with students in the Morton West High School auditorium and talked about the importance of mentoring. He told students they should take what they learned during the program and pay it forward to new students.

Teen Reach, Inc, is an organization dedicated to reaching youth throughout the country with a message of hope and encouragement.

According to school officials, FMP provides each freshman with a supportive environment that helps ease their adjustment from junior high to high school. Each freshmen student receives an ongoing orientation that includes information about school policies, procedures and programs, academic and social counseling and relationship building through upperclassmen mentors.

The program provides each freshman with an advisory that meets three days per week for 30 minutes during lunch, and a support group consisting of student advisers and a supportive paraprofessional.

The FMP allows freshman to gradually get to know Morton High School's traditions, policies, procedures, programs and opportunities.

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