“This year the Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) is facilitating meaningful virtual connections with each mentee. Moving to a virtual environment is a new way to connect with each student to address gaps in access, persistent to graduation. The PMP is a wonderful program that will provide you multiple benefits. Mentors can encourage and support you to grow and improve during your time in college. I highly recommend joining this program."
“I have always struggled with the feeling of ‘am I doing what I am supposed to be doing?’ I think a lot of college students feel this way at some point or another. There is a lot of growing time in college, but especially in quarantine, because we are constantly reevaluating our decisions and life in general. The unknowns around every corner right now make me a little fearful. I find hope in these scary times by knowing that I am going to learn many lessons through the experiences I’m going through, and hopefully become greater in the end.”
“Covid-19 has changed my perspective on life and education in a lot of ways. It has helped me understand the importance of trying to be as best prepared for unprecedented circumstances, as well as how fast life can change on you. Also, it’s very important to not take the days that I live lightly and to make a more worthwhile attempt at being the best version of me should it be my last day on this planet.”
"I lived in California for a few years. I would always notice all of the graffiti on the trains and buildings. A lot of people say its vandalism, and some of it is, but I love the positive graffiti art that uses words such as: hope, love and be optimistic. I have found a new hobby in graffiti art. I don’t vandalize buildings or anything, but I love to draw in that style. All of the bright colors describe who I am and I love to see how they can make others happy!”