WE Lead Peer Leadership

WE Lead Peer Leadership
Posted on 04/16/2021

WE Lead Peer Leadership

With generous donations from the North Caldwell and Fairfield Municipal Alliances, West Essex Middle School is excited to announce a new Peer Leadership Mentor Program called WE Lead!  Our program will be similar to the high school’s uKnights model, but with a more age-appropriate middle school curriculum.  


Each year We Lead will select a diverse group of approximately 50 8th grade students to serve as mentors to our incoming 7th graders.  Then annually in August, our  8th grade peer mentors will lead a 7th grade orientation with get-to-know you and team building activities that focus on building relationships and learning how to be successful at West Essex Middle School.  Additional activities will occur throughout the year.


Last month our advisors Mr. Lambo, Ms. Minnella, and Mr. Schwindel were officially trained and the program is full steam ahead.  Our next phase involves the careful selection of peer leaders from the Class of 2026.  Please continue to read our weekly newsletters for an update on our progress and information on how to apply to become a peer leader.  For more information, please contact the WE Lead advisors.