Services we provide to mentees:
- Receive one-on-one peer support
- Learn about various resources on campus
- Stay informed on important college deadlines
- Help with how to develop college success strategies
- Become more knowledgeable of financial aid services
- Opportunities to go on college tours
Purpose: The First Generation Peer Mentorship Program is designed to support First Generation students in their educational endeavors. Mentees will receive support and services from mentors and student leaders on campus, faculty and staff, as well as participate in campus events and organizations that will aid in enriching their overall college experience.
Advantages: First generation students who join the Mentorship Program will have the opportunity to work with eleven different mentors, all of whom are students and leaders at Cañada College. Mentees will attend weekly meetings with a mentor(s), campus events, and various workshops and seminars. The focus of the First Generation Peer Mentorship Program is to increase retention rates and persistence while providing a positive and successful transition for First Generation Students. Active involvement in the program will include prizes and incentives for good grades with increased progress in the program. Prizes include, but are not limited to, scholarships, book vouchers, flash drives and more.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q- Am I obligated to attend weekly meetings with my mentor and/or the workshops and seminars throughout the semester?
A- No, you are not. However, the more you actively participate in the program, the higher your chances will be to win prizes at the end of each semester.
Q- When are the mentors available to meet with the mentees?
A- The mentors will be available from M-F beginning in the morning until the evening. Each mentor has a different schedule. You would need to contact your mentor directly to receive their office hours.
Q- Are there any costs to be a member of this program?
A- No, there are no costs. Everything is provided free of charge as well as food at all of the events.