PURPOSE:

  • IMPACT is a transition program for freshmen and new students. 
  • IMPACT mentors serve these students by helping them get acclimated to a new campus through icebreakers, tours, and group activities.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Giving tours of the campus 
  • Bonding activities with IMPACT groups 

EVENTS:

  • Orientation Day: new students meet their IMPACT groups for the first time
  • IMPACT Connections: there are typically three other times that IMPACT groups meet at the beginning of the year to help new students get acclimated to the school environment

ROLES:

  • Mentor: This position requires mentoring and interacting with incoming freshmen and new students, in which mentors are expected to engage in all IMPACT connections.
  • Team Leader: This position requires prior IMPACT experience. There are typically five team leaders that assist Mr. Pate in IMPACT responsibilities, as well as mentoring their own groups.

REASONS TO JOIN:

  • Make an IMPACT on new students and help them feel more comfortable in their new environment 
  • Gain knowledge about the school as well as experience with guiding tours 
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Meet new people from all grade levels

HOW TO JOIN:

  • There is a short application online to apply as a mentor or team leader, followed by an in-person (or virtual) interview with IMPACT team leaders
  • Visit universityhigh.iusd.org for updates or contact Mr. Pate for more information at MatthewPate@iusd.org 
  • Follow @uhsimpactprogram on Instagram for links and reminders!

By CLAIRE CHOI
Features Copy Editor

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