I am writing to invite you to volunteer for the 2018-2019 Connections Mentoring Program. This is an informal program that connects first-year students (Class of 2022) with Wesleyan staff and faculty to form casual networks of support. Although most mentors meet infrequently with their student mentees throughout the year, some mentoring pairs establish friendships and meet more frequently over coffee or lunch. Many mentors and students have individually characterized their experiences with the program as fun and inspirational. If you would like to participate in the 2018-2019 Connections Mentoring Program, please register by Friday, August 16.
As you may already know, Wesleyan is pleased to welcome a large and diverse Class of 2022’ers to campus in late August. If you are interested in mentoring students who are the first in their families to attend college, please indicate your preference on the registration form. Thirty-five first-generation students have been selected to participate in the First-Things-First Pre-Orientation Program and I am looking for 35 potential mentors who can commit to participating in a luncheon on Tuesday, August 28, from 12:00 – 1:15 pm.
After the start of classes, there will be many other students, who may or may not be first-generation college, who will request mentors for their first year. We will need a lot of mentors, so I look forward to hearing from you.