Peer Transition Mentors

Navigating your college social life is tricky under the best of circumstances, but it can be especially difficult for students with intellectual disabilities. Become a peer transition mentor and make a difference by sharing your time and including your mentee in the types of social opportunities that most students enjoy. You and your mentee can attend MCC group activities and social events together. Make a one or two semester commitment to the relationship and maintain weekly communication by phone, email or face-to-face meetings with your mentee.

Volunteer to be a Peer Transition Mentor

  1. Visit Access and Disability Services (ADS), A260, to fill out an application
    Return two completed reference forms in sealed envelopes to Service Learning in A124.

  2. Interview with ADS
    We'll meet with you to screen your eligibility to participate and to assist in the matching process. We'll provide an overview of expectations and disability-related information as it pertains to the peer transition mentoring program. Then we'll select a suitable mentee for you based on interests and age.

  3. Meet your mentee
    You and your mentee will have an introduction meeting to become acquainted with each other and determine if you feel compatible with each other. If you and/or your mentee are not comfortable, we'll find someone else to match with you.

  4. Get to know your mentee
    How your relationship develops is up to you and your mentee. Meetings and activities between you and your mentee should take place on the MCC campus. Communication outside the MCC campus is up to the discretion of the participants.

  5. Follow up with ADS
    We'll be available to address your concerns or questions and we can offer additional assistance on a one-to-one basis as needed. Contact ADS at (815) 455-8766 with questions.