Project CHESS

Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success

For Students

Men's Initiative Group

Men's Initiative Summer Class

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

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

The program begins with a 3-day residential Leadership Retreat that includes workshops on leadership, resilience, academic mindset, social and cultural capital, and career development.

Career planning activities continue through the year and the mentors and mentees keep in touch through monthly in person meetings and weekly mobile mentorship application communication.

Men's Initiative Group on campus
Moorpark Students

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

Who qualifies?

This program is open to minoritized men who are students at Moorpark College and entering their sophomore year.

Benefits of Participating

  • Become part of a community
  • Get to know fellow minoritzed men at Moorpark and Cal Lutheran
  • Participate in workshops to build leadership and tools to help you succeed
  • Take advantage of career planning resources
  • Continue to grow your academic skills with a senior mentor

Get a Peer Mentor

To get a mentor, please visit the Guided Path to Success Center. You may also contact Dr. Eddie Beltran, GPS Counselor, at (805) 378-1428 or email.

Cal Lutheran Students

Provide mentorship to minoritized men in their second year at Moorpark College to help them further their succees. Be a role model, coach, and a friend.

Who qualifies?

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

Benefits of Participating

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

Be a Peer Mentor or Faculty Coach

To become a mentor or faculty coach, please contact Menyon Abraham-Scott, Program Coordinator, at (805) 493-3792 or email.