Cañada College Beating the Odds Mentee Application

Purpose: The First Generation Mentorship Program is designed to support First Generation students in their educational endeavors. Mentees will receive support and services from mentors and student leaders on campus, faculty and staff, as well as participate in campus events and organizations that will aid in enriching their overall college experience. Advantages: First generation students who join the Mentorship Program will have the opportunity to work with twelve different mentors, all of whom are students and leaders at Cañada College. Mentees will attend weekly meetings with a mentor(s), campus events, and various workshop and seminars. The focus of the First Generation Mentorship Program is to increase retention rates and persistence while providing a positive and successful transition for First Generation Students. Participation in the program will include prizes and incentives for good grades with increased progress in the program. Prizes include, but are not limited to, scholarships, book vouchers, flash drives and more. Student Learning Outcomes: After successful completion of this program students should be knowledgeable of: - Various resources available on campus - Tutoring services and referrals (one-on-one and group) - Important deadlines - How to better communicate with professors, study and test- taking strategies, time management, and how to set attainable short- term and long-term goals - Various financial aid services and financial literacy - How to have a sense of acceptance and belonging - Assistance with the transfer process and different majors and careers available - How to promote personal development and self-efficacy - Student organizations and clubs - How to search and register for classes Mandatory Requirements for Mentees: i. Must be able to commit to participating in the program for the full academic semester ii. Must be able to attend trainings, seminars, field trips and meetings with a Mentor at least three times per semester (times may vary) iii. Must be open-minded and willing to learn iv. Must follow the Student Code of Conduct ***APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM, PRINTED ONLINE, OR PICKED UP IN PERSON FROM OUR OFFICES. PLEASE SUBMIT PAPER APPLICATIONS TO: Caitlin Escobar: Program Coordinator Cañada College Building 22, Room 107 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City, CA, 94061 Phone: (650) 306-3118 Email: escobarc@smccd.edu
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