Mission San Jose High School provides a peer resource program in accordance to the Fremont Unified School District guidelines. The purpose of the program is to provide support for all students. Peer Resource students are specially selected seniors, juniors, and sophomores who have been trained as peer mentors. The nature of this peer resource support is to encourage a good start to high school for transitioning freshmen, academic gains, and to provide students with support.
On campus, peer resource is known as "A class here when you need it most." The Peer Resource Buddy Program provides students a place to interact with a peer mentor in a judgement-free environment, where they are listened to and help is given to those in need of a helping hand. Members of Peer Resource also spread awareness about sensitive subjects and plan events to enrich Mission's happiness levels.
Most of the contact between the student and his/her mentor will take place during the read period time (10:03 - 10:23) that proceeds third period.
If this sounds like a program you want for yourself, or your student, you can contact Joanna Jensen, the class advisor, at (510) 657-3600 extension 37215. You can also email peer resource at email@example.com. To apply for the class, applications for the class are released in the Spring, and consist of an application form and interview.