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Dejanyia Johnson Capstone

Over the course of my life, I have been surrounded by role models that came in different forms. Whether they were good or bad, I’ve always had somebody show me what to do and what not to do. However, I know that some people may not feel like they have had those type of examples in their life. That’s why when senior year came around and Capstones were introduced to us, I knew exactly what I wanted to do; mentoring. Being a mentor is something that I’ve always wanted to do, so I knew that my Capstone was my opportunity to do so.

At the beginning of the year, I wanted my mentor program to be a school wide thing. However as time went on, I came to realize that was too much to pull of for one person, so I downsized my project to a smaller scale. I started to mentor a freshmen one on one. But that wasn’t my final product. One of my friends had a Capstone and she wanted my mentoring to be included in hers. As a result, we paired the advisories up together to talk about things like college, goals, and things to keep each other on the right track. Although we didn’t get to do as many meetings as I would have liked, it was still a success.