Card Shower / Envelopes of Kindness
Sends cards/envelopes to students who are in need of support.
Develop support for a specific group of students within the school.
Make sure everyone has a table to sit with accepting peers.
Assign a different student daily to sit on the bench and support those who need a buddy.
Listening Ears / Helping Hands
Peers reach out to students who have indicated that they need support. This is confidential support for non-crisis related issues and is a safe way to make contact with someone willing to listen and help. If you think someone needs adult or helpline support, get to an adult immediately.
Intentionally pair an older student with a new younger student. The younger student learns the “ropes” about behavioral expectations and rules and norms at the school from the older, wiser student, and also has a friend and advocate for if/when they are bullied/cyberbullied. The older student grows in their leadership skills because they are learning by mentoring the younger kid during that younger kid’s first year in the new building.
Character Word of the Month
Role model what the word means.
Welcome Bags / Peer Mentor for New Students
Bags can include:
- A draw-string bag or other container with school logo.
- Welcome letter.
- List of clubs.
- Contact of peer mentor.
- Map of the school.
- School lanyard.
- Water bottle with school logo.
- Invitation to join BP peer group.
- Other swag with school logo.