Project CHESS

Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success

For Students

Go beyond first-year experience with one-on-one peer mentoring.

A lot of college support resources end after the first-year experience. This project will extend that support through peer mentorship that partners men of color entering their sophomore year at Moorpark College with rising juniors and seniors at Cal Lutheran.

The program will begin with a 3-day residential Leadership Retreat in summer 2019. It will include workshops on leadership, academic mindset, and careers.

Career planning activities will continue through the year and the mentors and mentees will keep in touch through a web-based mentorship program.

Moorpark Students

Partner with an upperclassman from Cal Lutheran to navigate your sophomore year of college and the transition to a 4-year.

Who qualifies?

This program is opened to men of color who are students at Moorpark College and entering their sophomore year.

Benefits of Participating

  • Become part of a community
  • Get to know fellow men of color at Moorpark and Cal Lutheran
  • Join workshops to build leadership and tools to help you succeed
  • Take advantage of career planning resources
  • Build confidence in your academic abilities

Get a Peer Mentor

To get a mentor, please visit the Guided Path to Success Center.

Cal Lutheran Students

Provide mentorship for men of color in their second year at Moorpark College to help them succeed. Be a role model, a coach, and a friend.

Who qualifies?

This program is opened to men of color who are students at Cal Lutheran and entering their junior or senior year.

Benefits of Participating

  • Build leadership skills
  • Be a part of the community
  • Expand your network
  • Learn about yourself while supporting others

Be a Peer Mentor

To become a mentor please email chess@callutheran.edu.

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