T’was another day in Leadership class. We started off class like we usually do, expressing our various emotions by checking in and accepting one another in lounge. Emotions were very versatile with moods ranging from energetic and contemplative to moods of irritation and annoyance. For the most part everyone was on task. However, there were moments when many students were zoning off and engaging in DJ Khaled comments, specifically saying “another one” during random points in lounge.
After lounge, we participated in another icebreaker. This icebreaker involved us receiving two pieces of paper where we wrote down two fears. One fear being a legitimate fear, the second being a fear of ours that might seem ridiculous to others in class. Once we wrote down our fears Priester collected them and began pulling out the papers one at a time and reading them. Instead of trying to guess who the people who wrote the fears were, we were given instructions to close our eyes and snap our fingers if we could relate to the various fears being called out. With a few points of redirection from Priester, this activity went pretty well.
After the fear icebreaker, we went on to continue in our discussion about the peer mentor program. The goal of the discussion for the day was to create a plan for setting up the mentor program. The discussion was a hundred percent student-led, with partial check-ups by Priester. Many students shared the role of facilitating the meeting which turned out to be an essential part in making the discussion successful. There were parts in the discussion where a few students were off task and walking all around class, or drawing on their desk instead of participating in the overall discussion, but it’s okay.
However, by the end of class we did achieve and even surpassed our goal for the discussion. We even planned out an event that will launch our whole peer mentoring program. We have planned out the event to take place in the auditorium or the red barn Tuesday, October 27th at 8pm. With delegation of jobs and communication with NA, we are pretty confident that this event will be successful. There are still little details that need to be discussed but for the most part the main points were addressed and planned out.