Welcome to the

Guided Pathways Peer Mentorship Program!

The Guided Pathways 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 the 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.

As our college Guided Pathways vision takes shape, peer mentors will play a key role in reaching out and supporting students in any of the four Interest Areas (Art, Design, Performance/Business/Human Behavior and Culture/Science and Health). 


Who are Guided Pathways Peer Mentors?

What is a 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. 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

Our Mission for Fall 2021: Putting Down Roots

Formerly known as Bridge to Opportunities, the Guided Pathways Peer Mentor program is a key part of our college effort to help all incoming and continuing students choose and complete their academic journey at Cañada College. Peer Mentors are part of the Success Teams that support each of the four Guided Pathways Interest Areas.

If You Stay Ready, You Don't Have to Get Ready.

We commend you for continuing your education during this tumultuous time.  At times, you may feel like giving up - and that is totally understandable.  We invite you to consider this: what if you didn't give up?  What impact would forward-movement have on your life - your academic success, career, overall happiness and well-being?

Cañada College is committed to creating an online learning environment that is as welcoming and supportive as the physical campus on which we have thrived.  At times, you may need some encouragement or motivation, and maybe some tips for academic success.  That's where your Peer Mentors come in!  Check out the videos below for words of encouragement, tips on staying motivated, and strategies for success in your online courses.


Tips for online learning:

                           Chili Montian
            Peer Mentor & VP of ASCC

How to Stay Motivated       

Stay connected to Student Services                

Self-Care Over Everything

Tips for Success - Online Learning (Coming soon!)


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