THE VILLAGE AT DEL MAR COLLEGE
A Mentoring Program for Del Mar College African-American Students
Become a mentor...
A mentor provides personal and academic assistance to aid in the retention of minority students.
As a mentor, you must be willing to...
- attend the opening program and group activities
- invest a moderate amount of time with an African-American student and/or any interested student on a regular basis
- attend semesterly Mentor Informational Sessions (Fall, Spring)
- provide written evaluative information to the Mentor Program
- assist in the development of skills necessary for minority students to succeed in college
- Monitor academic performance of assigned students
- Evaluate and document experiences of assigned students
- Assist assigned students in developing realistic career/academic goals and expectations
- Provide leadership to enhance minority student's and integration into the campus environment
- Ensure that assigned students are informed of the college's support services designed to enhance retention
- Perform other duties as required
The role of the Peer Mentor is very important to The Village at Del Mar College. The Peer Mentor should invest a given amount of quality time with the mentee on a regular basis - thus, creating trust and bonding between the peer mentor and the mentee.
Responsibilities of the Peer Mentor:
- To acquaint minority students with campus life from a student perspective.
- To provide resource information.
- To share coping skills with new students.
- To assist in scheduling appointments for tutorial support in various subject areas.
- To familiarize new students with campus extracurricular activities.