For the program’s pilot year, in-school ‘Big Groups’ were offered at Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen middle schools and after-school groups at Burton Street Community Center, Stephens Lee and Montford Recreation Centers. Throughout the seven group mentoring sites, 24
A lot of what I do every day is literacy development, which involves serving either a group of kids, or individual kids in grades K-4. Together, we focus on reading skills; things like comprehension, fluency, pronunciation, etc. The process
Out at Warren Wilson College Littles and their WWC student mentors were visited by April Hausle, the Arboretum’s Community Engagement Educator who brought with her a couple of friends: Bernie, the bearded dragon and Salazar the king snake!
The usual stomping grounds for this group is the Montford Recreation Center—with it’s basketball and tennis courts, climbing wall and gymnastics matts. But for this particular group, Big Sister and group mentor lead Stephanie wanted to change things up.
On April 13, one of our after school mentoring groups took a field trip out to Warren Wilson College! Thanks to a long-standing partnership with WWC, all of the mentors in this particular group are Warren Wilson students—and they were