What is it?
The Heber J. Grant mentor program is an opportunity for participants to regularly meet one-on-one with a peer mentor. Their mentor will act as:
1. A Friend
2. A Guide to campus resources
3. A Life Coach that assists participants in setting and achieving goals to succeed in college and beyond.
When do I meet my mentor?
Before or near the first week of the semester you will receive a phone call from your mentor. They will set up a time to meet with you in person and get to know you within the first couple weeks of school.
How is my mentor selected for me?
Program Coordinators look at the backgrounds and strengths of each of our mentors and compare them with your background and needs. Then, prayerfully, they select the mentor that they feel would best fit your goals and help you succeed.
How often would I meet with my mentor?
Frequency of meetings is determined by you and your mentor. When you initially meet with your mentor at the beginning of the semester, you can decide how often you should meet in order to accomplish your goals. Most meet in-person weekly with additional communication through phone, text, email, etc. However, others choose to meet bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on their needs.
What would I do when I meet with my mentor?
The purpose of your first meeting is for you and your mentor to get to know one another and identify how your mentor can best help you. In additional meetings, you will select certain areas in your life where you are wanting to improve. You will then set specific goals to work towards and your mentor will help you check-up on those goals throughout the semester.
What type of things could my mentor help me with?
Mentors focus on helping you improve spiritually, academically, and socially. They also strive to help you gain confidence in your career goals and leadership abilities. Their goal is to help you become self-reliant in these areas by setting and achieving goals and connecting you to the extensive resources available on campus.
Who are the Heber J Grant mentors?
Mentors are volunteers and current BYU-Idaho students who come from similar backgrounds to those they mentor. Many have overcome significant challenges in their lives to be successful in college. Some of these mentors were formerly mentees in the program and are now giving back.
How long will my mentor help me?
You mentor will assist you throughout the entire semester. Mentees are welcome to participate in the program for additional semesters as desired.