“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)


Mentor page

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.

Peer To Peer Mentoring Program
As part of the First to Go Program at LMU, the Peer-to-Peer mentoring program aims to help the First to Go Scholars with their transition into college life by providing each scholar with a peer mentor to help them throughout their first year. Each scholar is paired with an upperclassmen mentor on the basis of common majors, career/professional goals, and/or similar interests. 

Faculty/Staff Mentoring Program

The Faculty and Staff Mentoring Program, as part of First to Go, aims to connect students from the First to Go Community with faculty and Staff who have studied or are currently pursuing a career in the field of interest of the student. These faculty and Staff mentors also identify as being a First Generation college student, and serve to provide advice and resources to their mentees during their time at LMU and beyond.