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Rock Creek Thrive Program looking for student mentors

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The Rock Creek Campus Thrive Mentoring Program is looking for 14 second- and third-year PCC students, who are seeking the opportunity to serve as mentors for incoming first-year college students particularly those who are struggling academically and need additional support to continue in post-secondary education.

This a yearlong leadership/mentor program for fourteen students. Participants will mentor two first-year students and put into practice advocacy, problem solving, communication skills, mentoring, team building and public speaking. The role of the Mentor will be able to help identify and assist in accessing appropriate services to help students towards a successful academic experience.

Each Thrive Mentor will be matched with two Thrive mentees that they will meet with individually on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Appropriate training will be provided for the Mentors to assure excellence in mentoring, such as, leadership training, mentor training, and referral training.

Additionally, the Mentors will have a staff/faculty or administrator that they will be matched with serving as their mentor throughout the year.

Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, May 20. For more information, email thrive@pcc.edu, or visit the Rock Creek Campus Multicultural Center (Room 128, Building 3).

If you are a first-year student who would like to be a mentee, call (971) 722-7279 by June 3.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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