Our Mentorship Program

The SAWCC has developed a Mentorship Program that will lend itself to the commitment of the SAWCC Foundation’s Scholarship Program to create a path for success for the recipients of their Scholarship Program.

The Mentor-Mentee relationship will provide a college student the opportunity to explore career options, seek leadership guidance, educational resources, support with developing social and decision-making skills, and continue to build a positive supportive social network. Most importantly, this program aids the student in ways to maintain focus on their academic success.

WHAT IS MENTORING?

Mentoring is a mutual relationship and partnership between two individuals who share common interests. A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term, consistent commitment to provide guidance and support to a college student. By engaging a mentor, a student should feel empowered to take greater responsibility for their lives, families, community, and college program.

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Student recipient of scholarship

WHAT IS MY ROLE?

Mentoring is a mutual relationship and partnership between two individuals who share common interests. A mentor is a trusted adult friend with a long-term, consistent commitment to provide guidance and support to a college student. By engaging a mentor, a student should feel empowered to take greater responsibility for their lives, families, community, and college program.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Attend orientation and pre-match training sessions
  • Make a 12-month commitment to the non-traditional female college student
  • Meet in-person with your Mentee for a minimum of 2-4 hours per month via Skype, FaceTime, text, phone call or in person
  • Focus attention on the student’s life plan, as well as their Alamo Colleges Advisor Plan (which will be provided for you)
  • Participate in group mentoring activities as provided by the SAWCCF
  • Communicate as required with the SAWCCF Foundation Director, Debra Reece
  • Participate in all ongoing training sessions provided
  • Attend any program ceremonies, including a Matching Meeting and Match Celebration (time and date TBD)
  • Provide all needed data for program evaluation