- Mentoring for Success had its very first Opening Ceremony on October 19th, 2010 with a total of 18 matches! Our 2nd Opening Ceremony for the 2011-2012 year will be in mid-October 2011.
- Development for the program began in August 2009 by Sandy Ho, the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring at RCC during 2009 – 2010
- The program is currently being run by Lise Hagen, RCC’s current AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring from 2010 – 2012.
- Program implementation began in August 2010 by Lise Hagen, RCC’s current AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring.
- Mentors are:
- RCC faculty and staff members who have volunteered to be a part of our program. We have mentors from diverse backgrounds and from many academic areas of expertise.
- OR, we have peer-mentors who have volunteered to be a part of our program. Our peer-mentors are current RCC students who have completed at least 2 semesters at RCC and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
- All mentors, peer-mentors, and mentees interested in joining the program go through a screening process. This involves submitting an application, an interview meeting, and an orientation session. Each match is carefully considered to create the best possible mentoring relationship for both the mentor and mentee.
- The matching process is based on personality, personal preferences of both the mentor and mentee, and schedule/available.
- Matches meet for 1 hour/week for 2 semesters.
- Mentees participate in monthly themed meetings and activities to engage in community service, enhance their leadership skills, learn about valuable resources on campus, gain a supportive network of peers, and have fun together!