Paso a Paso is a fairly new club in Ridge Point High school and it is the only one of its kind in the district. Our club addresses the daily struggles of the Latino community trying to adjust to the American way of life. We would like to ease this transition with our services for the students struggling with English barriers at Baines Middle School. We hold sessions at school with predominantly Hispanic students. Our sessions consist of a bilingual tutoring service held after school virtually or face-to-face at Baines Middle School. We hope it will help Latino students comprehend English homework in major school subjects including math, science, social studies, and language. We aim to give the students helpful advice both emotionally and academically. Giving them an insight about high school and the small necessary steps to have a brighter future.
Create a friendly atmosphere with positive words of advice.
Build friendships that can last during their years in FBISD and beyond.
Provide encouragement and empathy.
Demonstrate compassion as a mentor.
Focus on counseling students with personal/academic issues, helping them to break through the English-language barrier.
TIPS TO BECOME A POSITIVE PASO A PASO MENTOR:
Communicate and interact with mentees with a positive and friendly body language
Do NOT come just for the YES hours
Make sure you are coming with a positive attitude, that is going to uplift these students
Give them advice on how to deal with certain situations. Focus on beign proactive and having a problem-solving attitude.
Don’t encourage the chisme or negativity, instead redirect their attention to positive outcomes and solutions.
Empower our mentees by always reminding them that they have a choice and we are here to help them make the right one.