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Mentorship program helps UWSP freshman have a smooth transition into college

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)- Freshman year comes with excitement and nerves.

For many students like Sasha LeDoux-Wreg  it’s their first time being independent and away from their families.

That is where the LEAP Program comes in.

“The LEAP program has definitely brought a lot of people together and since we are all living in the same hall I can say hello and know people,” LeDoux-Wreg said.

25 students are in the Learning, Education, Achievement Program.

This school year was the first year mentors and mentees are able to share the same residence hall.

“This program is really to help those students be as successful as possible into this new college life,” said Lara Olsen the program director.

Those students moved in one week earlier to give them some extra time to transition.

“I wanted to get myself introduced to college and have that head start in front of all those students and know my way around,” LeDoux-Wreg said.

Her mentor is Sierra Krueger who was a mentee herself almost three years ago.

Together they are free to tackle any issues or questions they may have.

“All of my mentees have their journals right now and of the things I like about journaling is there are so many things that happen your freshman year and you are able to remember all those moments said,” Krueger.

 

 

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