CAC’s TRiO program now accepting peer mentor applications

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - The Central Arizona College TRiO Program is currently accepting applications through Nov. 23 for students wishing to become TRiO Peer Mentors.

The TRiO Peer Mentor program is a leadership opportunity available to all CAC students who maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average, will achieve sophomore status by the end of the current school year, and are available to participate in all training activities.

Peer mentor applicants should have leadership experience and be motivated and responsible students interested in making a difference in their campus community.

Peer Mentors benefit from an entire semester of leadership training before playing an integral role in the CAC Summer Bridge program.

During Summer Bridge, successful candidates will be given the opportunity to mentor incoming first-year students, assisting them with learning valuable skills in time-management, test-taking strategies, study skills, health and wellness, financial management and money matters, decision making, and many other topics crucial to success in college.

Peer Mentors are eligible to receive a generous $1,000 stipend and live on campus for Summer Bridge week.

The Peer Mentor program is made possible by a $1.15 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is a part of the TRiO program at Central Arizona College.

For an application, please visit www.centralaz.edu/trio or e-mail trio@centralaz.edu with your request.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814