Invite some of the senior friends to play the role of a middle school student for a day and visit classes. Students would have to provide schedules, maps of school, locker combinations, lunchroom rules, and class rules. The Older Friend should follow the student's class schedule for as long as agreed upon beforehand. A time and place would need to be set aside for processing out their experiences. (See Processing Out Worksheet — Middle School Student for a Day for suggestions). Encourage the Senior Guests to think of questions they might wish to ask the teachers and students in the processing out stage of this experience.
Older friend, interview, sensitivity, aging, youth, processing out