Mahtomedi Middle School is launching a new year-long peer mentoring program called Where Everybody Belongs (WEB). The WEB program is one tool we use at our school to create an engaged, empowered, and empathetic community. We want all of our students to feel like they belong and are welcome. The WEB program creates a long-lasting impact on how students treat each other and the culture at our school.
Our WEB leaders are currently in seventh grade and will mentor the Class of 2029 (incoming sixth-graders in 2022-23). WEB helps ease the transition to middle school for our sixth-grade students and helps them learn what it means to be a Zephyr and a member of the Mahtomedi Middle School community. The WEB programming includes a sixth-grade orientation day to welcome our students to the middle school, academic and social-emotional skills mentoring (study skills, behavior in classes and school, and how to treat others) and fun opportunities to build and enhance friendships at school.