Northeast's Kick-Off Mentoring Program is a comprehensive orientation and mentoring program that serves to welcome over 300 freshmen to Northeast each year. The goal of this national program is to help ease the transition to high school for new students, to assist freshmen to feel more comfortable in their new school, and to develop positive year-long connections between upperclass students and incoming freshmen. Junior and senior mentors plan and run the freshman orientation day, assist with open house activities, and manage monthly classroom meetings focused on helping new students connect with our school. Kick-Off Mentors talk to freshmen about goal-setting and assist them to connect to clubs, activities and opportunities available to them at Northeast. Our Mentors volunteer a great deal of time and energy creating a more spirited student body, promoting equality and diversity, focusing on school safety, creating a positive school climate, and establishing meaningful connections for every incoming student.