In coordination with the First-Generation Workgroup, Off-Campus Student Services is incredibly excited to announce the First-Generation Peer Mentoring Program (FGPMP).
FGPMP is designed to support the success of current first-time and full-time first-generation students at UMBC. Students that take part in this program can expect to meet other first-generation students and become a part of a large, supportive community that works to share resources, find lasting friendships and connections, and create an impactful college experience. Please be aware that in order to be a mentor, you must have completed at least one year as a student at UMBC and mentees must be within their first year at UMBC.
Participants of the FGPMP will also have the opportunity to take part in a series of activities and workshops designed to enrich students both personally and professionally.
Some additional benefits of taking part in the FGPMP include:
- Developing transferable and marketable skills to enhance professional experience
- Cultivation of leadership, self-management, and organizational skills
- Improved communication and interpersonal skills
- Greater self-efficacy and self-awareness
- An increased network of support
- Expanding your resume
If you would like to be a part of the FGPMP, please click here to fill out the application. The application deadline is Monday, February 8 at 5:00 PM.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. M. Antonio Silas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you!