One of SWAG To College’s most defining feature is the high school mentoring program. SWAG To College prides itself in how successful it has been in helping students reach their goals by providing them with a mentor to guide them through their highschool years. Recently, SWAG To College launched a new program, the Upperclassmen Mentoring Program, in hopes of replicating the high school results on the college level.
Through the Upperclassmen Mentoring Program, SWAG To College aims to provide a helping hand to first generation, low-income, and/or minority college students as they navigate their first years of college. Like the high school mentoring program, students who participate in the Upperclassmen program will receive a mentor. These mentors will be junior or seniors students at the the university the mentee will be attending in the fall. By pairing incoming college students with upperclassmen at similar universities, we ensure our mentees are receiving the mentorship best fit for them. Older students will help the new mentees navigate their college campuses and curriculum.
As of now, the upperclassmen program consists of 10 pairs. These 10 pairs will serve as the basis for the program. Through their feedback, the program will change to better fit student needs. Over the years, we hope to expand and grow our networks of students and colleges involved in the program.
Report written by Jennifer Dzul
Introduction written by Karen Banda