I currently teach a mentoring class that sprung out of Lake Region High School's (LRHS) Title I status. Instinctively, I have had an interest in and started participating in LRHS's student mentoring program during the 2005-06 school year. Ms. Helen Farese approached me about mentoring a female student. And as of 2016, I have taught at Lake Region for over eight years. Throughout those years, the best thing about teaching at Lake Region is helping students to become successful in their lives at the present time and in the future. By design, the learning environment in my diverse class is a place where students can work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking. So that after taking my mentoring class, the most important thing students will learn is how to transition from middle school to high school and in turn prepare for life beyond high school.