A mentoring opportunity arises for SOU students from a new program called MOSAIC.
The new program, which was a collaboration between the Multicultural Resource Center and the Queer Resource Center, hopes for mentors to become great role models and positive influences for young students who identify with the LGBTQ community or as a person of color.
MOSAIC offers high school students from Central Point and Eagle Point a look into the general college experience.
What is most important is that mentors develop a deep and meaningful relationship with their mentee, a big brother or sister type bond.
Those in the program will be encouraged to also get involved in their community and high school events, while meeting up for casual outings at local places with their mentors.
American society has a rich cultural, racial and ethnic diversity, yet many young people are still in search of their own identity, and might be worried that their minority status will hold them back or deter their dreams and aspirations as they emerge into adulthood into this constantly changing society.
MOSAIC aims to encourage and help young people express and embrace their own identity in the manner they see fit as they continue their educational career.
In addition, MOSAIC will plan group activities with all members of the program so that mentees can meet and socialize with other students who share similar concerns in a safe and affirming environment.
Anyone interested in participating in making a difference in a young person’s life must complete and turn in an application by October 21 by 5 p.m. to the Program Coordinator Nicole McCauley in the S.O.U.R.S center on the third floor of the Stevenson Union.