Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Ujima Mentoring Community Student Mentees

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE WORK STUDY PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED WORK STUDY, YOU CAN REVIEW YOUR FINANCIAL AID LETTER OR CONTACT RAIDER CONNECT AT RAIDERCONNECT@WRIGHT.EDU OR 937-775-4410.

The Ujima Mentoring Program was created to strengthen the academic, social, and cultural experiences of first-year Black students and to help them adjust to campus life.  In this unique mentoring/work program, new students who are eligible for work study will be paired with a faculty or staff member who will not only serve as their mentor, but also as their work study supervisor.

By participating students will:

  • Receive personalized attention from a mentor who will use their familiarity with campus life and resources to provide valuable advice and guidance to them throughout their first year.
  • Be awarded a work study job in their mentor’s assigned work area.
  • Receive individualized academic support throughout the first year.
  • Develop important social connections.

Students in the program will be expected to:

  • Commit to a one year mentor/employment experience to help ease the transition to the college environment. You will work up to 10 hours per week in an assigned location and must meet with your mentor regularly.
  • Meet with the Program Coordinator once a semester
  • Attend a minimum of 2 activities per month that are sponsored by the Ujima Mentoring Program (e.g. community meetings, volunteer opportunities, campus events, etc.)

There are a limited amount of spots available for the program. If you are interested in participating please complete the application form at https://goo.gl/forms/lvbyF2XCZCRbReBp1

Questions can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Yemi Mahoney, at yemi.mahoney@wright.edu or (937) 775-5601.