Key to Key

A peer mentoring program

Members of the Key Middle School “Peer Helping” class spend about 45 minutes a day, Monday through Thursday, in Key Center classrooms. The visiting students have a unique opportunity to observe and participate in classroom instruction which helps them gain valuable insight into the challenges that our students face on a daily basis. This helps increase their understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities. Key Center students also benefit from this program - being able to interact with same/similar age peers and have low key opportunities to hone appropriate social skills and behaviors.

On Fridays, the middle school students meet as a class with the Key Center Social Worker and Psychologist. During this time, they learn about careers in special education, disability awareness, and about adapted teaching methods.