R.I.S.E Mentors

RISE Mentors will adopt a Near Peer Mentor mentorship approach. A near peer mentor goes well beyond simple achievement by using the context of the relationship to help the mentee grow developmentally, in addition to learning skills, and is a more salient role model because of the proximity in age — older enough to be someone to look up to, but young enough to be relatable and a true friend.

Mentor Qualities

  • High Academic Standing
  • Dependable
  • Confident
  • Honest
  • Pleasant
  • Accessible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Companionable

It is expected that Montclair R.I.S.E mentors will be able to create their own curriculum and engage with the mentees after being taught how to do so.

Requirements to be a RISE Mentor:

  • A GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • Sophomore year status or above.
  • In good conduct standing at the University.
  • A willingness to share personal experiences in a caring, supportive, understanding, and empathetic manner.
  • Comfortability with public speaking and facilitating group presentations or activities.
  • Availability to complete summer training and periodic meetings

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