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HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program

The HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program is a 10-week internship helping students attending America's 101 HBCUs navigate the college-to-career journey. Utilizing our social-emotional resilience based curriculum, HBCU student "Near-Peer Mentors" help first-year schoolmates adapt to Black college life and develop a playbook for college-to-career success. This program is exclusively for current HBCU students.

Our Summer 2021 cohort runs from May 24th - July 30th.

What's in it for mentors?

The Program provides you, as a near-peer mentor, an opportunity to help a first-year schoolmate adapt to college life while developing your brand and network.

What to expect
• Networking with HBCU students across the country
• Exposure to industry leading companies
• Professional development workshops
• Weekly team training and feedback sessions
• Honorarium for completing the program

What's in it for first years?

The Program provides you, as a first-year HBCU student, 1-to-1 near-peer support in adapting to college life and help building your brand and network.

What to expect
• Networking with HBCU students across the country
• Exposure to industry leading companies
• Professional development workshops
• Weekly 1-1, topic-based meetings with your mentor
• Honorarium for completing the program

HBCU First's mission is to increase college success + career access for Black youth.

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