Vidant has a volunteer program for teens ages 15-17. They must commit to volunteering one 4hr shift per week. One day I met the program coordinator. He explained to me how he often has to spend a great deal of time training teens on how to use appropriate social skills. I plan to do the same with my students. I will be observing one-on-one and group interactions and praise students when they are using appropriate social skills. I know that 3rd grade seems early but having positive social skills will play huge role in helping my students build solid relationships with their peers.