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Eastern Idaho High School Mentor Program Supports Students Through Challenging Times

Blue and white mural at Bear Lake High School that reads 'BEAR LAKE STRONG'.
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Bear Lake High School is nestled in the southeast corner of Idaho in the Bear Lake Valley. Today, about 320 Bear Lake High School students are headed back to school — but they aren't headed back alone. Students at Bear Lake take part in a mentor class, where they are paired up with a mentor or teacher to talk about their goals and the ups and downs of being a teenager in 2021.

BLHS Principal Luke Kelsey and Teacher/Mentor Tammy Stephens joins Idaho Matters to talk about how their mentoring program helps students through tough times.

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