“Having an FTG Peer Mentor has helped me in ways beyond what I expected. To have someone that you can reach out to that not only provides you with assistance on all things LMU but also someone who you can relate to on a personal level and knows exactly the things you’re going through is an amazing advantage to have. Having a person who has gone through the exact same scenarios and emotions as a first gen. college student helped my transition to college become a lot smoother than I would have previously thought. I am truly grateful.”
Andrei Pineda (Scholars Cohort 2017-18)
Pictured: Raymundo Andrade, Librarian II and mentee, Chris Ingram, senior Sociology major
The mentorship programs hosted by First to Go aim to provide a stable support system to aid students in their transition to college life. The mentor-mentee relationship aspires to foster a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for the students, as the mentors encourage participants to voice out their concerns and difficulties, may it be academic, financial, or social; but also celebrate all of their mentee's successes. Most importantly, mentors serve as advocates for their mentees, aiding them in any which way they can.