Project: Balancing Work & Family

Teacher: Jenny Prichard
School: Topeka West High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 12/02/2010
End Date: 12/20/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We need mentors who have professional/personal interests in providing life skills information and resources to students. Also share personal and professional life skills experience and resources to students and information in balancing family and career.


This is a new Telementor project in Family & Consumer Science. Students will learn how to balance personal and professional life by interviewing and reflecting with their mentor about specific work and family issues and topics. Also create a resource guide that students will use in order to balance their current and future work/study and personal life.


1. FACs Curriculum: Work & Personal Life Skills 2. Computer/Technology Skills 3. Communication/Cooperation Skills 4. Independent Learning Skills



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Family & Consumer Science

Student Outcomes:

1. Work & Family Portfolio: Resources, Mentor's interviews on scheduling, setting goals, strees, "well-rounded individual", and etc. 2. Messages 3. Class Attendance & Involvement

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

1. Porfoilo Rubric 2. Classroom Participation 3. Mentor Input

Teacher Role:

The teacher is the facillitator of the project. The teacher will communicate with mentors on a weekly basis regarding the project. The teacher is the final project evaluator input will be provided by mentor and student). The teacher will complete all other duties as required by the ITP.

Mentor Role:

To provide information to the student as requested by the teacher or student. To help students understand the importance of balancing work and family by providing resources and personal responses. To keep teacher informed when there is a problem or concern.