ELL Peer Mentoring Program

Mouchefa Batcha mentoring a fellow classmate

The Dickinson High School (DHS) English Language Learner (ELL) program prepares students to speak English as quickly and proficiently as possible to excel academically and partake in social activities. DHS currently has 42 students in the ELL program.

The DHS ELL students have been mentoring their peers, which was the beginning of an ELL peer mentoring program. Coming to a different country can be very intimidating to young people, and having someone from their age group show them around and be friends can be helpful and encouraging.

Student mentors have helped the ELL program tremendously because of the growing numbers. Sophomore Erika Paiz has been mentoring Larry Duarte, and Mouchefa Batcha, a senior at DHS, has been mentoring Francis Kodua, Genesis Nicaragua, and Helen Fernandez. Both girls are exemplary students.

As families from different countries migrate to this area, we are looking into the future with excitement and hope the ELL mentorship program continues to grow and ensure success for all students!

English Language Learner students