Become involved in one of our mentorship programs to provide guidance to the next generation.

Become a Men of Color Collaborative Mentor

What is a Men of Color Collaborative (MCC) mentor?

MCC is a mentorship program that works towards increasing completion, retention, graduation, and transfer rates to four-year universities for our male students of color, with an emphasis on African Americans and Latinos. It’s open to all faculty, staff and community members without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristics.

Mentors provide the following to our students:

  • Academic support
  • Emotional support
  • Career development
  • Personal development
  • Leadership development

Why should I be a mentor?

Research shows strong and irrefutable correlations between one’s educational attainment and his/her successful transition into “the real world.” Mentoring can be one method to assist with their pathway to success at TCC, helping them successfully navigate the transition from school to work, from youth to adulthood or simply beginning their life journey.

What do I need to be a mentor?

We’re looking for people who are passionate to help our students grow and discover themselves. We’re looking for people who can:

  • Teach: Share knowledge, success, failures and experiences as a former student and current professional
  • Problem solve: Refer students to resources and nurture plans to address difficulties that students faced or are currently facing
  • Motivate: Promote self-esteem, motivation and confidence
  • Coach: Help our scholars overcome performance difficulties through positive and constructive feedback

How do I apply to be a mentor?

Contact a coordinator for the Intercultural Network.

Updated January 20, 2023