Welcome to the Bridge to Opportunities Peer Mentorship Program!

Bridge to Opportunities Peer Mentorship Program provides support to students throughout their college experience beginning with their transition into their first year in college up until their successful transfer into a 4-year university.  The goal of program is to foster academic excellence through peer-to-peer support. Peer mentors support their student mentees by encouraging them to embrace college life and increase their knowledge about resources that will help them succeed.

Our program offers three tiers of mentorship:

Start Strong: Peer mentorship is provided to students transitioning into their first year at Cañada to build their academic toolkit for success.

Stay Strong: As students continue with their college education, peer mentorship is provided to encourage students to persist with their education, motivate them to continue to excel academically in order to reach their transfer and graduation objective.

Finish Strong: Peer mentorship is provided to support students who are transfer-ready and assist them with the transfer process while maintaining academic excellence. 


Who are BTO Peer Mentors?

What is a BTO Mentee?

A Peer Mentor is a current student who is engaged in a mentee’s progress. They are assigned a student(s) to provide support and guide them through their college experience. BTO Peer Mentors come from diverse backgrounds and they are trained in various services available to students. They establish a strong, personal relationship with mentees, help them achieve academic success, and get mentees acquainted with campus life at Cañada College.

Mentees are students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds who want to excel in academics and be actively involved with Cañada College campus life.