Bill #29 Funding to Host Activities with the Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentoring Program is a program that has been established at UC Merced over the years which aims to help incoming students transition from high school to college. In doing so, it pairs each mentee with a mentor who is able to guide them with skills that are important and necessary in developing an early sense of belonging to the university. The Peer Mentors work hard in making sure that the program runs efficiently and that the mentees are receiving the right resources in order to learn and grow. In addition, the Peer Mentoring Program hosts at least one event each month in order to unite the mentees and mentors. Some of the events include but are not limited to: Success Skills Jeopardy, Thanksgiving Dinner, Informational Events, etc. The turnout so far for the events held this year is at least 50 mentees and about 20 mentors at each event and the program would like to continue with the number of attendees by partnering with ASUCM. The Peer Mentoring Program believes that it has room for growth and it provides for the students by improving their college experience.