The Amigo Program will provide a cohort of 10 – 13 First Year/Transfer students with two upperclassmen mentors. Through this program the Mentors will provide guidance on how to transition to college academically, socially and spiritually while providing an insight to leadership opportunities on campus.
Amigo-mentors will have an afternoon training session on May 2, 2014 as well as August 26 and 27th. The training will highlight the program expectations and goals and will include mentoring 101, anti-oppression training and study skills workshops. In order to better prepare students to provide support and advice to their Amigos-mentees. This training will be held on campus and mentors will be able to remain in their dorm rooms and all meals will be provided.
- Commitment to be part of program for the whole academic year 2014-15
- Attend training session on May 2, 2014 and August 25th and 26th, 2014
- A male and female Amigo-mentor will manage a cohort of Amigo’s made up of 10 – 13 first year/transfer students.
- Mentors are responsible for reserving a time and place where their cohorts can meet and run meetings on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the semester.
- Have a one on one meeting with each member of the cohort twice a semester (the cohort will be split in two)
- Attend monthly Amigo event
- Attend monthly Mentor trainings and check- in
- Mentors will receive a $200 stipend at the end of the fall and spring semester as long as all expectations are fulfilled.
- Receive Leadership Development Training throughout the academic year.
- Mentors will positively impact the first year experience of an incoming student.
Application Process and Selection Criteria (preference will be given to the following students)
- A minimum GPA of 2.8
- 1 reference letter from mentor, Educator or Advisor
- A commitment to the standards presented in the Community Covenant
- A commitment to Mentoring
Email to email@example.com or drop off at Larsen 205