I advise a 9th grade mentoring program that teams juniors and seniors with small groups of freshmen. The purpose of the program is to help these new ninth graders have a smooth transition between middle school and high school. This year we have a new school resource officer. Officer Parker has been instrumental in promoting positive relationships between teenagers and the local police department. With the disturbing incidents happening in schools across the country, the recent discussions with Officer Parker and the mentoring groups have allowed the students to ask questions and express feelings about their safety and our school environment. This program has let them know how much people care about them and what happens to them!