Peer Active leaders (PALs)
“Mentoring is an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge”
Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.
The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
A great mentor has a knack for making us think we are better than we think we are. They force us to have a good opinion of ourselves, let us know they believe in us. They make us get more out of ourselves, and once we learn how good we really are, we never settle for anything less than our very best.
The Prometheus Foundation
The Peer Active Leader Program is a peer mentoring program designed for incoming students at Adrian College. We focus on commuter, transfer and first-time students who may need help finding resources at Adrian College. This program fosters an environment that identifies and nurtures the strengths that students bring to Adrian College, while simultaneously working to build and enhance skills for college success. This exploration of strengths and development of 21st-century skills provides practical means for college students to achieve success in a supportive college environment. It was developed based on the following research-based claims: an asset-oriented approach in education leads to greater success and persistence (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2018), and peer mentoring is a powerful and effective strategy for support of retention and persistence at the college level (Bankston, 2019).
Benefits of Participation
The following criteria will be taken into consideration when matching a mentor to a mentee:
- Current and Past Activities
- Top 5 CliftonStrengths (https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/253676/how-cliftonstrengths-works.aspx)
The Mentorship Events
- PAL Parties: PAL Parties are informal social events that bring together mentors and mentees at specific times throughout the academic year. They serve as a “touch-point” during the program and also an opportunity to interact with other mentors/mentees within the program.
If you want to be a mentor or have a mentor please email firstname.lastname@example.org.