XZone Service Learning Project: Mentees becoming Mentors

April 28, 2017

Staff Member:

In the XZone after-school program, teenagers are tasked with creating service learning projects as a group. These projects are planned and executed by our teens from start to finish. Our students decided to have a change of roles, and wanted to spend the day as a mentor rather mentee. XZone students with XZone & GCA staff created a fun filled day for our preschool friends, ages 2-4. 


Today's project involved having several activities, each with a unique focus. A mini-basketball clinic taught dribbling and layup fundamentals. Arts allowed for self-expression, by having each child paint their own artwork. Storytelling allowed students to read alongside GCA preschoolers, and read stories to the kids. Finally, free play was had by riding bikes and running in the grass playing with Alex, the "lava monster." 


Today's activities ended with group play and celebration, where cold water and popsicles were provided. This was a first for our students; everyone had a great time! 


Thank you Guardian Christian Academy for partnering with us to make today a success.