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Be A Mentor - Application

Apply to Be A Mentor!

Our mission is to enrich students' lives through support and mental health advocacy. Student Peer Mentors offer the following help with students: adjusting to college life/academics, problem solving and goal setting, time management, reading/note taking skills, exam preparation, increasing motivation, stress management, provide a Wellness Assessment and more!

We will try to accommodate all requests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the supervisor of our peer mentor program, Jennifer Hooker: jennifer.j.hooker@svcc.edu or 815-835-6271.

Do you have experience working with others? Do you have a few hours per week to work with a fellow classmate? Yes?! Check out these SVCC Student Peer Mentor Facts!

  • What You Will Bring
    We are looking for your creativity and new ideas! You will make a difference in a student's life! You will support your mentee by teaching strategies on how to improve self care, study skills, build relationships and access community resources.
  • What We Provide
    We provide a 2.5 day training to give you the skills you will need to be a successful mentor. We continue to support you with weekly supervision. Training will occur towards the end of the summer break by the end of July or beginning of August.
  • Why Have Peer Mentors?
    Students prefer to be mentored by another student who has shared similar experiences and cares about their wellbeing. Research has shown that you will make a difference in their success both personally and academically!
  • How Will Mentoring Be Provided?
    Prior to the term starting, mentors will help with the orientation of new students. Mentoring can be provided one on one virtually or in person. In the Fall, we will also have a mentoring group room to allow all students who would like to work on self care come and participate in activities designed to improve stress management.