Frequently Asked Questions

What is Heber J. Grant Peer-Mentoring?

The Heber J. Grant mentor program is an opportunity for students to meet regularly, one-on-one, with a peer mentor. Their mentor will act as:

  1. A Life Coach that assists students in setting and achieving goals to succeed in college and beyond 
  2. A Guide to campus resources
  3. A Friend

Who are the Heber J. Grant mentors?

Heber J. Grant 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 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. 

When should I meet my mentor?

Mentees are invited to attend “Mentor Connections” the Saturday before school starts to meet their mentor and learn about the program. If mentees are unable to attend Mentor Connections, their mentor will contact them and set up a time to meet with them in person during the first week of school.

How often would I meet with my mentor?

Mentees meek with their mentors at least once a week during the semester. Additional communication through phone, text, email, etc. will take place in between meetings.

What would I do when I meet with my mentor?

With your mentor, you will periodically set specific goals to work towards and your mentor help you monitor, review, adjust, and set new goals as necessary. In addition to your goals, your mentor is there to help assist you in any questions, needs, and concerns you might have. Mentors are also encouraged to take time to have with fun with their mentees and build friendships.

What type of things would my mentor help me with?

Mentors focus on helping you improve your spiritual, academic, social, emotional and financial well-being. 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.

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.