Navegando Mentoring Program

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Navegando Mentoring Program

The Navegando Peer Mentoring Program helps Latinx students succeed by connecting returning students with first year students. Navegando Peer mentoring enrich the educational experience for our students by providing academic support, cultural exploration, and social connections.

Navegando Mentors

Navegando Mentors assist new students by:

  • Assisting in the transition to college and helping new students learn about our campus and community by creating a welcoming and informative environment.
  • Serving as resources for students for information about academic policies and programs, social organizations, campus life and curricular/co-curricular activities.
  • Modeling creative, intellectual inquiry.
  • Serving as academic and social role models.
  • Exploring the rich arrays of opportunities at CWI.
  • Utilizing CWI campus resources.
  • Promote CWI Latinx Student Service Coordinator events, programming and services.

Students who are selected as Navegando Mentors will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their first year. 

Navegando Mentees

  • All first year students who identify as Latinx will be assigned a Navegando Mentor. 
  • Mentees are encouraged to participate in Latinx Student Services events and programming. 

Apply to become one of our 2021-22 Navegando Mentors. 

Navegando Mentor Application

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits in the fall semester and six credits in the spring semester.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Must have completed 1 year at CWI to apply.
  • Identify as Latinx.
  • Must be a degree-seeking student.
Program Expectations
  • Must attend two-day Navegando Mentor Orientation. 
    • July  31, 2021: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    • August 1, 2021: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Attend Navegando Mentor Monthly Trainings. 
    • Fall Semester: September, October, November, December
    • Spring Semester: February, March, April
  • Communicate with assigned mentees at least once a month.
  • Attend one social and one academic workshop in the fall
  • Attend two socials and one academic workshop in the spring
  • Complete contact log at least once a month
Application Requirements
  • Submit Navegando Mentor Application. 
  • Answer essay questions. 

2021-2022 Navegando Mentors

Defining Latinx

Latinx: a gender-neutral word for people of Latin American descent. 

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Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Coordinator, Latinx Student Services
Coordinator, Latinx Student Services