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Got Your 6 mentors help new students to succeed during their first or second semester at SCC.

The GY6 Mentor Program is sponsored by the Sacramento City College Veteran Resource Center.

Program Overview

Got Your Six is a vet-to-vet mentoring program. In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing a pilot’s backside as being the six o’clock position. It is now a ubiquitous term in the military that highlights the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture. At Sacramento City College we want to carry on this commitment of helping veterans by providing a support system that allows veteran students to move forward in accomplishing their personal and academic goals.

A Vet-to-Vet mentoring program is key to helping new veteran students overcome challenges, such as meeting academic expectations, establishing a balance between academic and personal responsibilities, relating to nonveteran students, and coping with service-related injuries. 

Program Goals 

  • Provide a vet-to-vet support system to ease the transition from service to school 
  • Strengthen student veteran networks on campus 
  • Improve veteran students’ academic success and retention 
  • Link new veteran students to various campus resources 
  • Increase new veteran students’ completion of Steps to Success 

For Mentees

Get a Mentor

Got Your Six mentee requirements and expectations, and how to get a mentor

Get a Mentor

For Mentors

What is a Mentor? Role and Requirements

GY6 mentor requirements, attributes, role, and expectation; components of mentoring.

What is a Mentor? Role and Requirements

Keys for Successful Mentoring

While there is no standard formula to be a successful mentor, there are steps you can take to improve your success.

Keys for Successful Mentoring

Apply to be a GY6 Mentor

Would you like to mentor other veterans?

Apply to be a GY6 Mentor

For Both

Matching Mentees to Mentors

If at all possible, the Got Your Six teams are selected based on either a match in majors or career interests.

Matching Mentees to Mentors

Download GY6 Brochure (PDF)

"Got Your 6" mentoring program guidebook for mentors and mentees.

Download GY6 Brochure (PDF)

Veterans Resource Center Contact

Jake Kattan
Veteran Resource Center Representative
Got Your Six Coordinator
Performing Arts Center PAC 101
Email:  HughinJ@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 650-2951

Veterans Affairs Office Contact

Blanche Levy
VA certifying official
Admissions & Records
Student Services Building
Email: LevyB@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2591

Veterans Resource Center Counselors

Mary-Sue Allred
Counselor
Email: AllredM@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2299

Anh Nguyen
Counselor
Email: NguyenA2@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2071