A mentor is an experienced first-gen upper-class student at SU who will mentor a small group of first and second-year students. Mentors are committed to supporting the holistic development of our first-gen students and preparing them for a successful transition to college. Mentors will help students succeed by sharing their personal stories and experiences, as well as challenging the student to think more critically and have an increased level of self-awareness. A mentor should serve as a coach, advocate, and role model for their mentee.
In order to be a First To Soar Mentor you must meet the following criteria:
A First To Soar Mentor is a volunteer experience and we recognize the demanding workload many first-gen upper-class students have. We estimate that the time commitment will be around 4 hours a quarter.
Mentors will have anywhere from 1-3 mentees for the academic year. While these are the minimum requirements, mentors are welcomed to meet more with their mentee if they wish.