MOUNT VERNON — Take a gifted and talented elementary student, add an inspiring Kenyon mentor, stir in an interesting topic and you have a recipe for success. At least, you do if you are one of the participants in the Kenyon Mentorship Program sponsored by the Knox County Educational Service Center and the Off-Campus activities Program in Psychology at Kenyon College.
The collaborative effort pairs gifted youngsters with dedicated Kenyon volunteers who help the elementary pupils explore, in depth, a topic of special interest to them. They work together at least once a week, and the culminating activity is the Kenyon Mentor Tea where each team presents the results of its research and shares its experiences working together.
The results are always interesting and often amazing; and the presentations run the gamut from posters to games to working models to power points.
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