Community mentors work with Blackhawk Technical College students, promoting academic excellence and campus engagement, in cooperation with other BTC faculty and staff.
Community mentors are responsible for the following:
1. A one semester commitment to the Mentor Program and discuss continued involvement with the Mentor Program Coordinator.
2. Providing accurate information about their career field and/or community resources.
3. Making Effective Referrals
- Keep a list of community resources available
- Pay particular attention to expressed needs and implied needs. A referral may be necessary.
Reach out to Mentor Program Coordinator if a referral is needed.
- Document concerns and referrals made on a monthly contact sheet.
3. Be organized
- Hand in monthly status reports/paperwork in a timely manner
- Paperwork is to be handed in no later than the last Friday of each month by 5:00 p.m.
4. Be comfortable working with diverse students. Blackhawk Technical College serves a variety of
students with various experiences.
5. Attend trainings/meetings
- Be able to attend a training session held at the beginning of the semester (2-3 hours) .
- Plan to touch base with the mentees 4-5 hours/month (recommend 2- 4 monthly meetings for 1 hour
each) either in the community or on campus.
- Fill out a monthly status update available online and submit to the peer mentor coordinator at the end
of every month.
- Attend one-on-one meeting with peer mentor coordinator once a semester.
6. Your mentee
- Maintain weekly contact with each mentee- via email/text/phone calls
- Schedule and attend at least two face to face meetings with each mentee per month
- Communicate with peer mentor coordinator regularly.
- Maintain at least two mentees on your caseload