Five Baltimore County high schoolers have launched a mentorship program to chaperon younger students — separated from school counselors and peers by COVID-19 — as they navigate challenging educational hurdles. The Eastern Technical High School student program — called the Domino Effect Initiative — began in January with the goal of hosting webinars that coach kids through seemingly opaque topics such as financial assistance, standardized testing and course selection. The program’s name refers to the founders’ goal of creating a “domino effect” in which students pass on their new knowledge and skills to friends.
Teens at a Baltimore County magnet school saw a need adults couldn’t meet. So they stepped in to mentor others.
April 19, 2021