Mentor and Leadership Development Program
Peer and alumni mentors provide coaching in study skills, computer literacy and assignment completion, as well as valuable experience with Purpose-Centered Education, Constructive Action and student advocacy.
Made up of a carefully selected group of MCNY students and alumni, mentors act as resource persons, coaches, motivators and confidants, helping to make the transition to college life a smooth one. They are available to provide academic coaching, guidance and support to students at the College.
What We Do
Our primary objective is to facilitate a seamless transition to college by providing an experienced and patient mentor. Through this dynamic pairing, MCNY students grow in confidence in their overall ability to succeed in college. In addition to providing leadership skills, the program affords mentors the opportunity to develop on an academic, personal, and professional level, while adding a distinctive and marketable skill to their resumes.
Who Can Be a Mentor
The Mentor Program is not for just anyone. It is for those students who have demonstrated a dedication to empowering both themselves and their fellow peers as reflected by their academic performance and leadership in the classroom. Being a mentor is primarily about helping others, and for that reason, the desire to help others is the core characteristic of a mentor. If you enjoy helping others, and have demonstrated a dedication to empowering yourself as a student, we invite you to attend the open house so that you may learn how the Mentor Program can further your potential, promote the achievement of your goals, and make your experience at MCNY even more rewarding.
Why be a mentor?
- Develop leadership skills
- Immediate access to college resources
- Flexible hours
- Extended Professional Network
- Develop meaningful relationships with mentees
What does it take?
- Have a 3.5 GPA or above
- Have completed Purpose III
- Be Teachable
- Show Leadership qualities
- Successfully complete Leadership Training
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
- Exhibit compassion and willingness to help others
- Have a high degree of respect for boundaries