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.
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.
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!
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!
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.