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Cerro Coso Community College

Access Programs Peer Mentors

Peer Mentor Program

What is the Peer Mentor Program?

Peer Mentors are students helping students! Mentors offer guidance, encouragement and a supportive network to Access Programs students and maintain regular contact throughout the semester. They assist in coordinating program activities and events that promote student engagement.

We encourage you to sign-up for peer mentoring.

What’s the Benefit of Having a Mentor?

  • Make connections with other students and college staff
  • Discover campus resources
  • Improve social skills and study strategies
  • Stay on track to meet your educational goals
  • Enrich your student experience

"My peer mentor was very understanding and patient."
–Survey Respondent

How Do You Sign Up?

  1. Fill out the One-on-One Mentoring Application
  2. Get partnered with a mentor and arrange times to meet
  3. Meet regularly and stay on track to meet your goals

What Mentees Say*

100% of students feel more connected to Access Programs and/or Cerro Coso

90% of students are more knowledgeable of campus resources

80% of students stated their mentor helped them stay in school

100% of students would encourage other students to participate in the Peer Mentoring Program

Becoming a peer mentor is like joining a team. You'll have help every step of the way. You are not alone.
–Laura Avina

*Fall 2018 Mentee Experience Survey

Want to Become a Mentor?

If you are interested in sharing your college experience with your peers and want to:

  • Help students feel welcome
  • Motivate, encourage, and guide students through their educational journey
  • Gain leadership and collaboration skills

then we encourage you to inquire about the position!


Access Programs
(760) 384-6250
Kern Community College District