Mentorship is an elective offered at North Springs for juniors and seniors that began in 2004. Ms. Sauer, the mentorship teacher and founder of it at North Springs, is now offering three minute interviews that started in January and continues through February. Students interested must have good grades, good attendance record, and must not have any discipline record.
“Mentorship is a ‘real-life’ experience! Internships are so important nowadays. Most people will have done 3-4 internships before getting their first ‘real job’ after college so why not start NOW? It’s great experience!! Also – there are so few opportunities in life to ‘make a difference in others’ lives’ – and Mentorship offers this opportunity to NSCHS students each year,” said Ms.Sauer.
Ms. Sauer conferences and works carefully with each individual student to place them appropriately. No one gets randomly placed.
Not only are mentors placed here at North Springs, but many mentors are placed off-campus at places like Northside Hospital, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Dunwoody Nature Center, architecture firms, Davis Academy, Epstein School, Woodland Charter Elementary, GA Tech doing research, GA State doing research, a local radio station, Purple Hippo Art Studio, Spruill Arts Center, a sleep doctor, and many more.
“Ms. Sauer’s Mentorship program has shown me another side of North Springs. I have learned helpful skills that go beyond the classroom; my internship at Epstein has broadened my scope of cultural in our community. As a Catholic, I was unaware of Jewish culture besides my Jewish friends’ informal attempts to teach me about their religious practices. I have Ms. Sauer to thank for giving me an opportunity to enrich my cultural understanding, make meaningful professional relationships, and “save lives” as she says. Ms. Sauer takes her program seriously, so I recommend every hopeful student pursues the program with a genuine initiative to succeed,” said senior Amelia Scerbo.