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Peer Mentors are integral to the success of the Adidas Leadership Scholars Program and assist Adidas Leadership Scholars with acclimation to life at KU. Each peer mentor will facilitate a small group (cohort) of incoming students and support them through their academic year. Peer mentors will support their cohort by promoting academic success, aiding the development of community while at KU, and helping to navigate overall academic life.
The Peer Mentor position has two distinct roles. First, the Summer Success Academy where mentors will engage with the Scholars during their time on campus for a six week summer bridge program. Mentors help facilitate a seamless transition to higher education for the scholars through the development of positive relationships, programming, and maintaining open communication. Peer mentors are required to live on-campus with the scholars in university housing during the Summer Success Academy. The Adidas Leadership Scholars program will provide room and board over the summer for peer mentors.
Secondly, during the academic year, the peer mentors will provide one-on-one academic coaching to the scholars. Coaching will focus on helping develop skills in time management, organization and study skills. Mentors will meet with their assigned students once a week for at least a half-hour.
Peer Mentors can expect to work 25-30 hours a week during the summer and 12-15 hours during the academic year.