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Peer Mentees

 
 

Your On-Campus Support network

Your first year in college can be a whirlwind.  It can be difficult to know where to go to seek resources and answers to your questions, or where to find a community, activities and opportunities.  

Scholars are mentees while they are in their first year of college.  They are matched with peer mentors either on their campus, or on a similar campus in the same region, who are sophomores, juniors or seniors.  By building relationships with other Scholars across class years, first-year Scholars can build a community and gain access to new information and support.

Mentees are expected to:

  • Meet with their mentor at least once per month during the school year

  • Be responsive and communicative with their mentor

  • Be proactive and reach out to their mentor for support when needed

  • Complete short monthly evaluations to provide feedback on meetings with their mentors

  • Be committed – by signing up for the program, mentees are expected to utilize the resources offered to them and be active in the program throughout the school year

Program Timeline:

May: Rising college freshmen can sign up for a peer mentor through Team Lift

June/July: Team Lift recruits mentors, and matches mentors with mentees

August: Mentees are introduced to their assigned mentor

August through May: Mentors meet with mentees once per month to check-in, offer guidance and support, and ensure mentees are having a great first year of college

Contact teamlift@chicagoscholars.org for more information.