The purpose of the FreshMentor program is to provide upperclassman students a unique leadership and mentoring opportunity. FreshMentors are trained to help our freshmen transition to high school with a primary focus on helping them understand their new roles and responsibilities as a student. Likewise, they will offer support and connect students to resources to help them succeed at Hoffman Estates High School.
FreshMentor Program Presentation
Commitment Expected from Members
Foundations Assignment: You will be assigned to a Freshman Foundations section. FreshMentors will be responsible for delivering lessons each week. You must be able to accommodate a seminar in your schedule for AT LEAST first semester.
FreshMentors Time Period
School Year, plus mandatory FreshMentor training and event dates*
Late July - Mandatory Kick-off Orientation Training Day for all Mentors (approximately from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
First Week of August - Kick-Off Set-up Day & Mentor Training (approximately 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
First Week of August - Mandatory Kick-Off Day (approximately 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
August/September (Date To Be Determined) - Parent Open House (approximately 6:00 -9:00 p.m.)
December (Date To Be Determined) Incoming Freshman Parent Night (approximately 5:00 -8:00 p.m.)
* see application for specific dates and times for the upcoming school year
Process for joining FreshMentors
Submit application by the deadline of January 17:
- Be a Junior or Senior level student
- Have and maintain a 2.25 GPA, or greater, and no D’s or F’s at the end of 2nd semester
- Have a seminar 1st semester
- Attend ALL training days, Kick-Off and Open House
- Have a strong attendance record and no major discipline infractions
*** If you do not attend the mandatory trainings and events, you WILL NOT be eligible to serve as a FreshMentor and your schedule will be changed before the 1st day of school.
Please select the link below to access the FreshMENTORS application page. All applications must be completed by the application deadline (January 17 for the following school year). NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Selected students will be notified of a decision after spring break and will be required to attend two summer trainings and the Freshman Kick-off day.