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Multicultural Student Programs

Amigo Mentors

 

The Amigo Program will provide a cohort of 10 – 13 first year and/or transfer students with two upperclassmen mentors. Through this program the mentors will offer guidance on how to transition to college academically, socially and spiritually while providing an insight to leadership opportunities on campus.

 

Mentor Training

 

Amigo mentors will have a training session in April as well as August 25 and 26. 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 Amigo mentees. This training will be held on campus.  Mentors will be able to stay in their dorm rooms and all meals will be provided.

 

Mentor Expectations

 

  • Commitment to be part of program for the whole academic year 2014-15

  • Attend training session in April as well as August 25th and 26, 2014

  • Manage a cohort of Amigos made up of 10 – 13 first year/transfer students with a team of mentors and program staff

  • Reserve a time and place where the cohort can meet

  • Run meetings on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the semester

  • Have a one on one meeting with assigned members of the cohort twice a semester

  • Attend monthly Mentor trainings and check-in

  • Participate with the cohort in 3 Amigo Program events, 2 Service Days and the International Banquet

 

Mentor Benefits

 

  • A $200 stipend at the end of the fall and spring semester as long as all expectations are fulfilled

  • Leadership development training throughout the academic year

  • The joy of positively impacting the first year experience of an incoming student

 

 

Submit application form and reference form by 3/7/14.

Email to shwang@messiah.edu or drop off at Larsen 205