CHAMPS Peer Mentoring for Online Students
This exciting new program is not yet open for enrollment, but you can learn more about the program’s benefits, requirements, and more below. Check back soon for updates!
Provide direct support and guidance for new students while simultaneously developing your leadership skills as a CHAMPS peer mentor.
Taking its namesake from Ashford’s St. Bernard mascot Champ, CHAMPS stands for:
By becoming a CHAMPS peer mentor, you can:
- Improve the academic success and persistence of new students in Ashford’s online programs.
- Enhance your own career marketability.
- Create a stronger overall sense of connection and belonging amongst Ashford’s online community and future alumni.
CHAMPS peer mentors are known as Champions, while the students they mentor are known as Protégés. Along with first-hand experience in overcoming the various challenges presented by pursuing a degree online, Champions should have a passion for helping others.
Champions and their Protégés meet online regularly to discuss best practices, challenges, strategies for success, and just to have fun!
Protégés are matched with their Champions during their EXP 105 class.
Additionally, Program Administrators are available to ensure both students are getting the most out of the mentoring relationship, offer support when needed, and answer any questions the Champions may not be able to.
Champions must have earned 50 credits thus far with no more than 18 credits to go before graduation, and they must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
During the course of this 15-week long formal mentoring program, Champions and their Protégés meet at least once a week through any variety of formats including phone calls, texts, email, social media, and video or audio conferences such as Skype, iChat, Google+ hangouts, and more.
To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.