Mentoring Programs

Are you looking for ways to connect with key supports on campus? Are you looking for a program that will help build your academic and professional success?

Manchester Community College’s Mentoring Programs can help you on your college journey. Mentors and mentees work together on the students’ academic and professional goals.

Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister

The Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister mentoring programs provide additional support, mentoring and encouragement to students, as they work towards their academic and professional goals.

Three ways to get involved with our mentoring programs:

Pathway to Academic Student Success

Pathway to Academic Success (PASS) is a free, one-day event for first-time and current MCC students. By participating in PASS, students will become familiarized with resources on campus, connect with key supports, and learn more about the mentoring programs.

We will be hosting our next PASS event in August. Registration for our August event will open in June.

One-on-one Mentoring

Students involved in one-on-one mentoring can expect to meet monthly with their mentors throughout the academic year. Mentoring allows students to connect to staff and faculty members and develop their academic and professional skills in a smaller, more focused setting. If you are interested in one-on-one mentoring, please complete an application or stop by SSC L120 to meet with Sarah Perez.

Click here to complete an application and to learn more!

Group Events

Group activities are open to all students! This year we’re having monthly What’s Happenin’ @ MCC check-ins that that will focus on topics of student empowerment and building community. We are also hosting the Black Minds Matter webinar series that is open to community members, staff, faculty and students.


What’s Happenin’ @ MCC

Wednesdays    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Date Event Location
February 21, 2018 Defining Your Success Library Fireside Commons
March 21, 2018 Black Minds Matter Discussion GPA Commons
April 18. 2018 Guest Speaker/Alumnus GPA Commons

Join us for an eight-week series

“Black Minds matter is a public course that is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black boys and men in education. The course intentionally addresses the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black minds. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black males are offered” J. Luke Wood.

For more information please visit the Black Minds Matter course website.


Veteran-II-Veteran

The Veteran-II-Veteran Peer Mentorship Program (VIIV) was founded in Fall 2015, thanks to a generous gift from Monaco Ford in Glastonbury. The objectives of VIIV are to assist veterans and service members with their transition to Manchester Community College and to foster a connection with faculty, staff and students via a student-centered peer mentoring system.

Selected peer mentors work as a team to facilitate proactive student-to-student interaction, engagement and intervention. Students are selected via an interview process and will receive a small award at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. The peer mentor program serves all veteran students; peer mentor hours will be posted in the Veteran’s Oasis Center.


Contact Information

For Brother-2-Brother or Sister-2-Sister mentoring, please contact:
Sarah Perez, MSW
SSC L120
860-512-3300

For the Veteran-II-Veteran mentoring, please contact:
Ta’Shema Odoms
SSC L120
860-512-3307