MISSION: 

Are you passionate about the work you do? 

Are you ready to give back to your community? 

Do you believe that empowering 

our youth is critical to their success? 

We need you!

Mentors help make it happen

Puente mentors are an essential part of the program experience. You'll play a pivotal role in the life of your Puentista by sharing with them your own academic and professional journey. Many of our students are first-generation college goers and will greatly benefit from partnering with you to talk about what it takes to achieve their goals. 

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NETWORKING

Students will learn and practice the importance of professional introductions. Our hope is that you will be able to encourage this practice further by sharing some of your strategies and/or introducing your mentee to some of your own network. 

Mentoring Includes:

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Fun meetings outside of class

Meet for coffee talks • Job Shadow • Volunteer together • Explore Career Options •••

10 hour commitment for the academic year

COS Sponsored Activities 

Attend a formal dinner and other structured mentor-mixer activities where all mentors and students will come together! 

Click here to fill out the Puente Project Mentor Interest Form 

Tell us a little more about yourself & we'll be in touch to chat more about finding a good mentor-student fit. Filling out the Mentor Interest Form does not obligate you to participate in the Puente Project mentor program. Thank you for supporting the success of our students! 

Share your community involvement, professional associations and passions with your student. Our students are encouraged to find ways to become more involved with the local community through service!

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POSITIVE EXAMPLE

You're a role model. You're a superhero. You're a shining example of success in our community and our students benefit from learning from you. They need to be reminded that it's possible to achieve their own goals, just as you achieved yours. Thank you for sharing your positive energy with them.