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 were launched in Fall 2008 and were organized to address concerns regarding the academic success rates of Latino/Hispanic and African-American male and female students and to respond to requests by students to have more formalized opportunities for this type of programming.

The  mission is to provide additional support, mentoring and encouragement to students, as they work towards their academic and professional goals. The Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister programs are committed to the personal, academic, social and cultural development of each member by:

  • Equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to pursue, achieve and maintain academic excellence
  • Encouraging them to cultivate positive peer and adult relationships*
  • Helping them engage in their personal learning process
  • Promoting student leadership and service to the community

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. Applications for one-on-one mentoring will be available at the event.

We have two PASS events during the academic year, one at the
beginning of each semester. Registration for our February 9th event will open in December.

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 contact Sarah Perez in the Advising and Counseling Office (L-120).

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
Thursday, November 16
GPA Community Commons
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join us for an eight-week series starting
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“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.

To pre-register, go to the online registration form. For more information please visit the Black Minds Matter course website.


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

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