College Steps has the nation’s largest peer mentor support network that is exclusively designed to meet the needs of college students living with learning and social challenges.
A Peer
Peer Mentors are enrolled undergraduate students at a partnering college who are also paid employees of College Steps. Peer Mentors are trained and supervised by College Steps’ Program Coordinators to provide appropriate supports for College Steps scholars both in and out of the classroom.

What Peer Mentors Do:

  • Accompany College Steps students to class to provide appropriate supports
  • Assist student with appropriate social engagement within the classroom and on campus
  • Encourage communication between College Steps student, faculty, and fellow students
  • Provide appropriate modeling of classroom etiquette
  • Support student to advocate for accessibility of course material – as relevant 
  • Assist with executive functioning, organization, time management, study skills, test taking skills, assistive technology
  • Provide connections to relevant campus supports
“This is the best job I’ve ever had and probably ever will have. I enjoy it so much, it doesn't even feel like I’m working.”
College Steps Peer Mentor
“I think it's great having a mentor... They have experience on campus so they can show you the ropes. I feel good interacting with other people instead of just being on my own. Without the support it would be tough. College Steps helped to boost my confidence a lot.”
College Steps Student
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Peer Mentor Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to College Steps as a peer mentor. Peer mentors are critical and highly valued members of the College Steps team. All peer mentors are asked to provide a two semester commitment, be available for at least 5 hours per week commitment, and attend weekly group supervision meetings with the Program Coordinator. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Complete application here.