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CONTACT INFORMATION
Winthrop Think College (WTC)
Dr. Jennifer Cease-Cook
Director
111 Withers/WTC Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3080
ceasecookj@winthrop.edu

Peer Mentors and Volunteers

Peer Mentors and Student Volunteers are an integral part of the Winthrop Think College Program. Their contributions are beneficial to both the WTC students and Winthrop University.

Winthrop Think College Peer Mentors and Student Volunteers work under the guidance of the Project Coordinator and high school teacher to provide support in classroom and employment settings. They share their knowledge and interpersonal skills to enhance the WTC students’ social and academic experience at Winthrop. Peer Mentors and Student Volunteers promote self-advocacy and self-determination. They are empathetic, reliable, and enthusiastic partners in the education of the WTC students. Both promote independence in their WTC student.

Peer Mentors

A Peer Mentor is an enrolled Winthrop student who consistently provides academic and social support
to a WTC student. It is a paid position.

Peer Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between the WTC student and professor or employer.

  • Provide scheduled academic and organizational support in the classroom or employment setting as needed.

  • Provide individual social and academic prompts to advance WTC student autonomy.

  • Foster social relationships for the WTC student within a variety of settings.

  • Allow for as many opportunities as possible for self-determination.

Peer Mentor Requirements:

  • Attend mandatory meetings.

  • Attend as many optional meetings as possible, especially when their WTC student is involved.

  • Assist WTC students with personal and academic goals.

  • Complete and submit paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Commit to the duration of a semester or class.

  • Assist WTC students in course work and outside assignments.

Student Volunteers

A Student Volunteer is an enrolled Winthrop student who provides academic and social support to a WTC student as needed. It is an unpaid position.

Student Volunteers:

  • Aid the WTC student with various social and academic tasks.

  • Are reliable and encouraging.

  • Collaborate with the Project Coordinator and Peer Mentor to provide support.

Contact Information:

Winthrop Think College Program

Michelle Foster, Program Coordinator
Office: Bancroft 207
Phone: 803-323-3555
Email: fosterm@winthrop.edu
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