Students

Reynolds Mentoring Programs

Students at Reynolds can get involved with two mentoring programs to help them with the transition to college, learn about campus resources, learn leadership skills, and meet other students.  Most importantly, students are matched with a staff or faculty member from Reynolds who will meet with them on a regular basis to guide them through the academic year. 

Students meet with mentors twice a month and attend 5 leadership/group seminars a semester.  Mentors and mentees can discuss a variety of topics:  events of the day, academics, where to get help with classes, personal challenges and successes.  Group seminars are safe spaces for students of each mentor program to talk about issues and events of their choice.  Leadership seminars are also provided for students to learn valuable leadership skills such as communication strategies, conflict mediation, strengths development, dining etiquette, resume building, interview techniques and more. 

Reynolds has two mentor programs:

REAL Men:  Resilient, Educated, African-American Leaders

REAL Men promotes positive mentor-mentee relationships between African American men and community members so students achieve academic and personal excellence.  REAL Men is open to all students who believe they can benefit from the mission and goals of the program.  Click on the link for more information and an application.  

WISE:  Women in Search of Excellence

WISE promotes positive mentor-mentee relationships between first-generation college students and community members to empower women through professional and academic enrichment while improving self-esteem and self-advocacy.  WISE is open to all students who believe they can benefit from the mission and goals of the program.  Click on the link for more information and an application.  


Reynolds Faculty/Staff - Mentor opportunities

The Reynolds Mentor programs are looking for dedicated Reynolds staff or faculty members to be mentors.  The time commitment is to meet with students at least two times a month for 30 minutes and to send texts or emails throughout the semester.   Depending on work schedules, mentors are encouraged to attend the group and leadership seminars with the mentor.  Please complete the appropriate interest form. 

REAL Men mentor interest form  (faculty and staff only, students should use the links above to access the student application)

WISE mentor interest form (faculty and staff only, students should use the links above to access the student application)

 

Contacts

Please e-mail mentor@reynolds.edu or call 804-523-5900 with any questions.

Dr. Curt Smith, REAL Men Coordinator

Dr. Kristine Dahm, WISE Coordinator