The Peer Mentor Project teams current CRC students, who serve as positive role models, with first-year students. It is known that if first-year students have meaningful interactions with a positive mentor, their motivation and academic performance are significantly increased. The program strengthens and sustains students in meeting their educational goals and in helping make the college experience exciting, fulfilling.
Mentoring consists of focused and selected activities that seek to enhance and enrich students opportunities to successfully persist at Cosumnes River College through goal attainment and graduation. Mentoring activities link students with a dedicated CRC student (MENTOR) who will listen, understand, negotiate, and encourage students to utilize all resources available to achieve academic success.
The project is highly recommended for first semester students who experienced academic challenges during high school, students concerned about their transition to a college environment, as well as students who are genuinely interested in learning techniques and approaches to being a successful student.
The project is designed for participants to have fun learning! Various activities are planned throughout the semester to allow mentors to constructively interact with their mentees.
Mentors are experienced students who are employed with the Peer Mentor Project because of their genuine interest in the educational and personal advancement of students. They function as coaches, friends, and most of all, as positive role models.
Currently, the Peer Mentoring Project is supporting the following programs/projects.
- First Year Experience (current cohort)
- The Puente Project (current cohort)
- Umoja Diop Scholars (current cohort)
- Disability Support Programs & Service (DSPS)
Students currently participating in the above mentioned programs/projects are eligible to participate in the Peer Mentor Project. Some of these projects/progras may require students to participate based upon their admission criteria. Otherwise, participation is voluntary. However, to be eligible for support services and activities provided by the program, participants must complete the Mentee Application. Upon review of your application, the program coordinator will review your application and select a mentor based upon your specific needs.
Once you become involved in the program, there are activities, workshops, and presentations organized to assist you.
Events may include program “kick-off”, team building activities, academic workshops, cultural awareness events, appreciation functions, and other activities which are guaranteed to bring out the best in each participant!