Q. What does it mean to have a mentor in the Roar 2 Success program?
Mentorship is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop his/her goals and skills through on-going, supportive conversations and learning exercises. First year students enrolled in the Roar to Success program will serve as mentees and be matched with a returning Buffalo State student who will take on the role of mentor.
Peer mentors are great sources of insight because very often they have experienced similar situations and barriers that their first-year mentees may also encounter. Peer mentors will help the Completion Coaches by assisting students during their transition to college life. Student support will focus on the following topics: nutrition education, financial literacy, strategies to adapt to the challenges of academic rigor, effective time management and study skills development. Additionally, peer mentors will provide engagement opportunities for first-year students through workshops, socials, and community events.