College Steps has the nation’s largest peer mentor support network - exclusively designed to meet the needs of students living with learning and social challenges.
Peer mentors support College Steps’ students with organization, accessing campus resources, and in-class guidance, as needed. In addition, peer mentors support College Steps’ students as they navigate the college’s social network and skills necessary to live independently.
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
Serving as a peer mentor provides a lasting educational impact on the student. Through its Peer Mentorship program, College Steps is committed to training the next generation of helping professions via today’s high school students.
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 students both in and out of the classroom.