November 27, 2018
August 8, 2019
Creativity Cart located at El Carmelo Elementary School

The EleMENTORy project is a partnership between the elementary Creativity Carts and the Big Buddy peer mentoring programs. Stanford’s Sustainable Food program joined the program at El Carmelo to engage students in hands-on gardening projects. Third-grade Big Buddy mentors worked with their first-grade buddies to build planters and seed boxes. Everyone learned about what it takes to grow their own food. The vision of the EleMENTORy project is to support the individual mentoring relationships that occur between higher- and lower-grade students at the elementary sites during buddy time. This partnership offers Big Buddy mentors the opportunity to work with their younger buddies to foster creativity and innovation by utilizing the Creativity Carts.

El Carmelo Elementary students working with the Creativity Cart