The high school Norski Mentor Program is a school community-building program, where the experience of successful upperclassmen help guide and support freshmen students. At the same time, these upperclassmen gain leadership experience. The program aims to increase academic achievement and increase interaction among students in each grade level. Schools that have used this method have seen double digit percent reductions in freshman truancy, referrals and hazings.
The upperclassmen chosen for these positions are selected based on communications skills, responsibility, self-confidence, organization and enthusiasm.