About the Program

At MDC Hialeah we believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities. We provide all SCHOLARS participants with a mentor as a way to ease their transition from high school to college. Participation in SCHOLARS will:

  • Help build and strengthen skills to becoming a changemaker: empathy, leadership, communication and teamwork
  • Receive educational advice, career development, financial aid assistance and overall guidance from an experienced MDC Hialeah student
  • Build relationships and strengthen learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  • Have fun
Introducing MDC Hialeah Scholars

Peer Mentors are responsible for:

  • Communicating and meeting with a small group of students (mentees)
  • Providing information about the campus and directing mentees to resources
  • Sharing their experiences with first year students
  • Meeting one-on-one with mentees as needed
  • Answering general inquiries
  • Attending planned trainings and events

Mentors' Benefits

  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity
  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Network with Campus Administrators
  • Participate in exclusive activities, workshops and luncheons
  • Recognize your communication style
  • Gain experiences that can be shared with future employers and/or college recruiters
  • Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subjects
  • Network with Faculty and Staff

Mentees' Benefits

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement, and support with your transition to the MDC Hialeah campus
  • Learn from the experiences of others
  • Develop your communication, study and personal skills
  • Increase your social and academic confidence
  • Identify both short and long term goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Develop strategies for addressing both personal and academic issues
  • Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your college career

Requirements

Though your relationship with your mentees will evolve, here are a few clear expectations for you and your mentees. In addition, you will receive support and encouragement from a large community of fellow mentors who are passionate about helping mentees.

Meet the SCHOLARS

Alessandro Lorenzo

Alessandro Lorenzo

 

Brenda Rojas

Brenda Rojas

 

Nelson Rubio

Nelson Rubio

 

Juliana Marmolejos

Juliana Marmolejos

 

Aaron Borno

Aaron Borno

 

Testimonials

I enrolled for the SCHOLARS program… [which] consists of having a mentor that explains goals and guidance into maintaining effective student life skills. My mentor discussed the importance of having my MAP on me at all times, registering for classes on time, and to be involved on campus.
I got lucky and was assigned to be in SCHOLARS, which I’m glad I had the honor to be chosen…Everyone should be provided with a mentor, in my opinion, because it’s such great help to talk to someone who knows how everything operates and has had college experience…
I eventually met with… [my] mentor, and it was a great experience meeting with him! I was all ears when [we] met… He was extremely helpful and insightful; I still keep in contact with him and ask for his advice on things that are not even school related at times.
Being able to experience a mentor’s guidance had taught me the important meaning of being a role model and that maybe I can one day fulfill in those shoes and help out students…
I was part of the SCHOLARS program where we did a lot of great things.

Partnerships

changemaker Logo
MDC Logo