Ujima Scholars Mentor Program
The Ujima Scholars Mentor Program provides support, guidance, professional development, and networking opportunities for professionals and students enrolled within the Ujima Scholars program at College of the Canyons. Ujima Scholars mentees are assigned to a faculty member or administrator who has demonstrated expertise, leadership and scholarship within the California Community College system, and are committed to the personal development, professional growth and academic success of African American students. Mentees also have the opportunity to network with other mentees and mentors within the program through personal and professional development programs and social activities offered through the program.
The purpose of this program is to build stronger relationships between students, faculty,
and staff that will ultimately lead to a stronger sense of belonging and increase
student success in the classroom and beyond.
- Support the personal, professional, and educational development of Black students at College of the Canyons.
- Create and maintain positive, professional relationships to increase retention and persistence of Black students and Black faculty.
- Establish a resource and referral network between and among mentors and mentees within the program.
As a Mentee, I can expect:
- Assistance with clarifying your professional and educational goals
- Development of personal and academic skills that lead to your professional and educational success
- A meaningful relationship with a community college faculty member or administrator
- Confidence knowing we are committed to your professional and educational achievement and success
What are the requirements to participate as a Mentee
- Minimum 1 year Commitment
- Student must currently be enrolled at College of the Canyons and the Ujima Scholars program
- Meet with mentors at least twice a semester
- Complete a learning contract
Responsibility of the Mentor
- Make a one year commitment to student mentees.
- Facilitate individual meetings and connect with mentees at least twice per term.
- Provide guidance and support to ensure the successful completion of mentees learning contracts (professional mentees) or academic progress reports (student mentees).
- Actively participate in the Ujima Scholars Mentor Program by communicating regularly
with their mentee(s), attend all programs/activities, and successfully fulfill program
Responsibility of the Mentee
- Make a one year commitment as Student mentees.
- Connect with mentors at least twice times per term
- Actively participate in the Ujima Scholars Mentor Program by communicating regularly with a mentor, attend all programs/activities, and successfully fulfill program requirements.
How do I sign up?
- Complete the Ujima Scholars Mentor Application and submit unofficial transcripts
Ujima Scholars Mentee Interest Form