WILL YOU MENTOR A COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT?
We are looking for individuals who would like to help a young
person successfully complete college. Students who need support
are from communities under-represented in higher education, from
families in financial need. All students are from public schools
in the Peninsula. Many are the first in their families to attend
college. You can help one of these students stay in college, and
graduate, a very big challenge for them.
MENTORING PROGRAM SUMMARY
Provide a sustained, community-based network of personal support,
information and resources to Peninsula College Fund Scholars and
their families, to help each student achieve a successful college
experience and expand future opportunities.
Who: A responsible, mature, resourceful, college
graduate volunteer from the community
will be paired as Mentor with a Peninsula College Fund Scholar,
during the student's four-year scholarship.
Why: Students need many types of support to
succeed in college: personal, moral, academic, financial, career,
and more. Through its Mentoring Program and Mentors, the Peninsula
College Fund is committed to helping its students take advantage
of as many opportunities and resources, and receive as much personal
and professional support as possible during the students' college
What: Each Mentor will initiate and maintain
regular contact with his/her student, inquiring how things are
going, following up on issues mentioned in previous exchanges,
keeping track of student progress and struggles, etc. Mentor will
help student find personal and professional information and resources
available on campus and in the community. Mentor will also establish
a consistent connection with student's family. To aid each Mentor, the Peninsula College Fund has developed a database of relevant resources as well as yearly trainings.
When: During each of the four academic years,
Mentor will maintain monthly (or more frequent) contact with student,
via email, letters, phone, and in-person meetings. Mentor will
meet with student during school breaks (summer, winter, spring),
depending upon the availability of Mentor and student. To help
maintain the personal nature of the Mentor/student relationship,
Mentor will meet in person at least twice each year with student,
and at least once each year with Scholar's family.
How: To help student succeed in college, Mentor
will provide moral support and understanding about the challenges
of the student's college experience; locate resources to assist
with student's personal and professional development; explore
and share Mentor's and student's academic, career, family, and
other experiences relevant to Scholar. Mentor may also help student
develop a vision and goals for student's academic and professional
future. The Peninsula College Fund will be a major resource for
both Mentor and Scholar, helping create a network of support and
If you would like more information please contact Jessica Perez at