IGNITE is a peer mentoring initiative that pairs high school upperclassmen with ninth grade students in one-on-one relationships in order to help the freshmen successfully adjust to their new high schools We have a dual mission: first, to ease the freshman transition by providing students with the opportunity to build relationships with upperclassmen and secondly, to train and empower upperclassmen to be creative changemakers in their schools. Duke students serve as administrative support to local high schools who are implementing the program, as well as serving as role models for the student leaders in each high school’s program. Students can get involved with IGNITE by emailing Anna Huck at ah277@duke.edu.