First-generation college student mentors sought
STOCKTON — Stockton Scholars are looking for interested individuals to act as mentors for first-generation college students across San Joaquin County, an information session for the mentorship opportunity will be held at 4 p.m. on July 17 at the Stockton Scholars headquarters, 1700 S. El Dorado St. in Stockton.
By pairing an adult mentor with incoming college freshmen, Stockton Scholars officials want to ensure that recipients have access to quality and timely mentorship as they make their way into higher education.
To be considered a mentor, applicants must be older than 21 with valid identification and experience with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Once paired, the mentor is expected to meet with the student for at least two hours a month either online or in person.
Becoming a mentor requires a two-year commitment with the primary goal of providing academic, professional and career guidance to students in need.
Applicants will go through training and professional development and should live in or close to Stockton. To apply for the mentorship program, go to tinyurl.com/stknscholarsmentor — Oula Miqbel