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Requirements and attributes for Got Your Six mentors.

Mentor Requirements and Attributes 

  • Must be a current SCC student who has served or is serving in the US military (active duty, guard or reserve) 
  • Must have completed at least one semester at SCC 
  • GPA 2.0 or higher 
  • Be able to make a semester-long commitment to the mentoring program 
  • Be able to commit to the monthly mentor obligations 
  • Ability to project a positive attitude (a must) 
  • Be able to sign both a mentor contract and a mentor/mentee agreement to establish commitment to the program 

Mentor’s Role

  • Mentors will help with the essential part of empowering new veteran students during their transition time
  • Mentors will become an important part of helping new veteran students succeed at Sacramento City College by:
    • Helping their mentee adjust to being a college student
    • Assisting their mentee with time management skills
    • Educating their mentee about campus resources
    • Helping their mentee achieve academic success
    • Supporting the VRC in building a strong SCC veteran community
  • Mentors will work closely with the program coordinator in identifying topics of discussion and/or campus resource suggestions for mentor/mentee weekly hours
    • Suggestions will be sent out to mentors on Fridays

Got Your Six Mentor Expectations

  • Commit to a semester-long mentor/mentee match
  • Develop a positive relationship with your assigned mentee
  • Meet with assigned mentee two hours per week, e.g., one-on-one meetings, accompanying mentee to student support workshops, veteran student council meetings, or VRC activities
  • Provide weekly SITREPS (to include weekly hours with mentee and program feedback) to VRC coordinator each Friday
  • Attend mentor training sessions and the mid-semester mentor update session
  • If uncomfortable or have any concerns must be able to communicate them to program coordinator

Distinct Mentoring Components

Mentoring has distinct characteristics – the list below exemplifies what Got Your Six Mentors can expect from their role as a mentor.

  • Mentorships can be enduring personal relationships
  • Mentorships are reciprocal relationships
  • Mentors should demonstrate positive and helpful personalities
  • Mentors can provide mentees with assistance in finding support services
  • Mentors can provide mentees with social and emotional support
  • Mentors should serve as role models
  • Mentorships can offer a “safe harbor” for mentees to seek advice and help

What a Mentor Is Not

  • A mentor is not an academic advisor.
  • A mentor is not a social buddy.

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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

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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

Veterans Resource Center Contact

Jake Kattan
Veteran Resource Center Representative
Got Your Six Coordinator
Performing Arts Center PAC 101
Phone: (916) 650-2951

Veterans Affairs Office Contact

Blanche Levy
VA certifying official
Admissions & Records
Student Services Building
Phone: (916) 558-2591

Veterans Resource Center Counselors

Mary-Sue Allred
Phone: (916) 558-2299

Anh Nguyen
Phone: (916) 558-2071