Beyond Salesian is a mentor program designed for new Salesian College Preparatory graduates (our “scholars”) who need support and direction as they navigate the first two years of college. Most Beyond Salesian scholars tend to be the first members of their families to pursue post-secondary education. Our mentors are tasked with providing advice and guidance as well as discussing any concerns or challenges our scholars may have as they begin their college studies.
Salesian graduates are socially responsible young men and women. We are so proud of them as they graduate after a rigorous college preparatory experience.
Going to college opens up a whole new world and it is sometimes difficult to navigate all the decisions that must be made before you attend your first college class, if you don’t have a ready guide. We have found that each year, we have a handful or more students who struggle with transitioning to college, particularly at one of our great community colleges or a larger Cal State University. While they are academically ready, they just need a little advice on college life, registering for classes, and such.
We started Beyond Salesian with these students in mind. It is a “near peer” and mentor program. The near peer will be a college student in their junior or senior year or a recent college graduate. The mentor will be someone with a bit more life experience (older adults, many who have helped their own children navigate their way to success in college).Beyond Salesian will match every student, who chooses to participate in the program, with a near peer and a mentor as resources to act as a sounding board, or be a person to turn to about college classes and life at college. All are volunteers who believe in the Salesian Family. Family helps family to succeed.
Beyond Salesian is here to help our graduates go beyond Salesian into the collegiate world and thrive to become the leaders of the future. Please consider being part of Beyond Salesian, your experience can be a tremendous asset for our (soon to be) Salesian graduates!
Click below to sign up to become a Mentor or Near Peer!