I became an Action Scholar Mentor because:
Leaving high school and being involved in service work all my life, I knew that I wanted to continue my passion for it throughout my college time. Coming to Drew and finding the Civic Scholars program was like a dream come true. The program has taught me so much and has given me many opportunities in my academic career. I wanted to become a mentor because I wanted to have the possibility to strengthen the lessons I learned and share with others what worked for me. Doing so can help my mentees form a path that is right for them. I remember the feeling of coming to college and feeling alone. As a mentor It allows me to make the transition less isolating.
My favorite thing about being a Mentor is:
The chance it gives me to help incoming students find things they are passionate about. Witnessing my mentees find things they want to work for and watching them grow their ideas into something tangible amazes me! It astounds me how a little act of guidance can unleash incredible potential. It is fascinating to share and listen to other people’s knowledge, wisdom, and service and then apply it to create something impactful. There is nothing more gratifying than knowing you played a role in a mentee realizing their goal.
The Action Scholars Students are:
Talented, innovative, bold, and enthusiastic. These students are so eager to learn and make their ideas come to reality. They are willing to go above and beyond for the things they want to achieve. They are excited to begin their path in the program and hopeful to see what’s in store for their future.