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TRIO SSS Peer Mentors

Research has shown that a “…student’s peer group is the single most potent source of influence on growth and development during the undergraduate years” (Austin, p.389, 1993). Peer mentors serve as informed guides for new students to the TRIO SSS program at Clatsop Community College.  Mentors help their peers navigate questions about the college experience and provide support and encouragement. 

Requirements- Students must have at least one term as an active TRIO SSS participant to be eligible and maintain a 2.75 gpa or higher.  An in person interview will be required for selected applicant prior to hire.  Successful applicants are expected to work 2-4 hours weekly and attend a monthly one- hour training. 

Peer Mentor Pay - $11/hour

Peer Mentor Duties

  • Maintain two- four hours a week of availability in the TRIO SSS office (project work/student support & monthly mentor meeting)
  • Attend annual peer mentor training
  • Participate in Clatsop Connections               
  • Demonstrate how to run a degree audit through Gradpath
  • Assist peers to locate financial aid documentation on MYCCC
  • Help peers apply for financial aid and connect with financial aid staff 
  • Orient students to FREE Student Success Strategy curriculum on Brightspace
  • Inform peers about LASSI incentives
  • Help students access information about universities and scholarships through TRIO SSS webpage
  • Provide encouragement and support to peers
  • Refer students to appropriate services:  financial aid, counseling, registration, faculty, tutoring
  • Request support as needed from TRIO SSS staff regarding student concerns
  • Participate in intake appointments
  • Track student engagement through pre/post mentoring surveys and mentee log
  • Follow and understand Title IX, FERPA and mandatory reporter guidelines

Click here to apply!

Lead Peer Mentor- Alumni or students with at least one year of active experience with TRIO SSS

Research has shown that a “…student’s peer group is the single most potent source of influence on growth and development during the undergraduate years” (Austin, p.389, 1993). Peer mentors serve as informed guides for new students to the TRIO SSS program at Clatsop Community College.  Mentors help their peers navigate questions about the college experience and provide support and encouragement. 

Requirements- Students must have at least one year as an active TRIO SSS participant to be eligible and maintain a 2.75 gpa or higher.  An in person interview will be required for selected applicant prior to hire.  Successful applicants are expected to work 5 hours weekly and attend a monthly one- hour training. 

Lead Mentor Pay - $12.75/hour

Lead Peer Mentor Duties

  • Coordinate Clatsop Connections with SSS Director
  • Lead Clatsop Connections               
  • Help train new mentors
  • Research a topic related to student success and facilitate or co-facilitate an info-session
  • Co-lead TRIO SSS pizza focus groups quarterly and record student insights and share with TRIO Staff. 
  • Contribute pre-approved weekly postings on TRIO SSS FB Page
  • Maintain five hours a week of availability in the TRIO SSS office (project work/student support & monthly mentor meeting)
  • Attend annual peer mentor training
  • Demonstrate how to run a degree audit through Gradpath
  • Assist peers locate financial aid documentation on MYCCC
  • Help peers apply for financial aid and connect with financial aid staff 
  • Orient students to FREE Student Success Strategy curriculum on Brightspace
  • Inform peers about LASSI incentives
  • Help students access information about universities and scholarships through TRIO SSS webpage
  • Provide encouragement and support to peers
  • Refer student to appropriate services:  financial aid, counseling, registration, faculty, tutoring
  • Request support as needed from TRIO SSS regarding student concerns
  • Participate in intake appointments
  • Track student engagement through pre/post mentoring surveys and mentee log
  • Follow and understand Title IX, FERPA and mandatory reporter guidelines

Apply for the position entitled TRIO Lead Peer Mentor.  Click here to view the position.  

Plus Program Students Can Participate in a Matched College Savings Program

Clatsop Community College has partnered with a non-profit organization called CASA of Oregon . CASA of Oregon has been offering Matched Savings Accounts through several Oregon institutions of higher education for many years.   If you are eligible for the program and you save $25 per month, after 6 months of saving you will have $900 available to cover tuition and fees. 

 

Example:

Student saves $25 a month for 6 months……………………………..$150

CASA matches you $125 a month for 6 months……………………$750

Savings accessible for tuition and fees at CCC ………………..….$900

Some important things you should know about the program:

You must save a minimum of $25 per month for six consecutive months before you can use your matched savings to pay tuition & fees at CCC.
Program participants must complete financial literacy education activities and career development activities in order to spend their “matched savings” on CCC tuition and fees.
The IDA match funds are only applicable for tuition and fees at Clatsop Community College. 
If you  don’t comply with the Matched College Savings Program requirements, you may not receive your “matched funds”, but you will never lose the money that you save as part of this program.
Only Oregon residents are eligible for this program through CASA of Oregon.
The money you save in an a Matched College Savings Account must be “earned income” See link to IRS webpage on the definition of earned income.
There are a limited number of spaces available. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in this opportunity, but you cannot attend the information session on October 15, please contact me  by October 14.

You must meet specific income guidelines (pdf) to participate in this program. (See link for specific income limits based on the county in which you live). 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 
August 17, 2017, 10:43 am
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