First-gen­er­a­tion col­lege stu­dent men­tors sought

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO -

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

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