The College Reading and Learning Association awarded the International Mentor Training Program Certification to the UCF PRIME STEM Project’s Peer Mentoring Program. The PRIME STEM Project is a federally funded Student Support Services TRIO program.

“Peer Mentors create a spirit of teamwork in our program by involving our scholars, staff and the UCF campus community” according to Rebekah McCloud, project director.

The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. Peer mentors are trained in their role and responsibilities. However, PRIME STEM staff wanted to expand their efforts and offer our peer mentors certification credentials and extensive training. This is a new perspective and opportunity to attract highly motivated mentors into the program and secure greater student and faculty confidence in our services.

PRIME STEM is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. The PRIME STEM Peer Mentoring Project is CRLA certified until March 2014. For additional information, contact Student Development and Enrollment Services TRiO Center at 407.823.4165.