This summer some of our Teen Coaches participated in the New England Farm Workers Council SummerWorks program and worked as mentors, coaches & tutors in the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program (MMEP).
Read below to find out what they learned about coaching and mentoring!
“What I learned from being a coach this past summer is how to go around difficult situations while keeping the energy up”
- Jermaine, sophomore at Renaissance High School
“What I learned this summer about being a coach and mentor is how to really maintain a student's focus on learning something new or something they say they ‘can’t do’ and bringing out the full potential in them.”
- Destiny, graduate of Central High School
"What I learned this summer about being a coach and a mentor is how to be a leader and a role model; Becoming more responsible and becoming more comfortable with communication and collaboration."
- Alan, junior at Central High School
“What I have learned this summer being a coach is that any challenge is possible as long as you try your best.”
Roberto, first-year at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy
“What I learned this summer about being a coach and mentor is that you have to be patient with the kids and learn with them as the days go by.”
Isabella, sophomore at Central High School
“What I learned about being a coach and mentor is that there are no bad kids. They just require different levels of patience and understanding.”
Grady, junior at Central High School
"What I learned this summer on coaching and mentoring is to be yourself and to not try to do everything by yourself."
Anthony Medina, first-year at Renaissance High School
“What I learned from being a coach is that variations are key. There is always more than one way to get around an obstacle to complete the job.”
Michael, sophomore at Putnam High School
Meet the rest of the 2017 Summer Coaches:
McGuire, first-year American International College, Springfield, MA
Euri, senior at Smith Academy, Northampton
Kam'ron, junior at Central High School
Ariann, senior at Central High School