Alice Tennison

Second Place

Prize Awarded:
$27,000
Year:
1999
School:
LaCueva High School
Location:
Albuquerque, NM

Project Description:

Tennison's "Student Mentorship Program in Education" project is designed to take a proactive approach to the projected loss of teachers in the future. Students are paired with teachers and follow them throughout the day, helping them teach and monitor recess and lunch periods. In addition, students help prepare lessons for the school's daycare program and also formed a chapter of the Future Educators of America, which they hope to expand through out the state. Members of the school's chapter of the FEA are also organizing conferences and mentoring programs for elementary and middle schools.