“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby
Welcome to the LEADS blog! This blog will highlight the fun and exciting events the LEADS students are doing as well as share their own unique experiences in their relationships with their mentors/mentees.
History of LEADS
LEADS is a mentoring program at Gonzaga University that was started in the 2008-2009 academic year. It was developed to aid incoming freshmen from culturally diverse backgrounds and first generation students in their transition to college at Gonzaga. LEADS helps students build a foundation during their first year in college and provides them with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Freshmen are matched with a faculty/staff mentor and a peer mentor. LEADS offers students a variety of academic and social activities throughout the academic year. Freshmen are encouraged to attend workshops on test anxiety and stress management, class registration and the housing process. There are also several socials and potlucks for mentees and their mentors to attend. In the fall of 2012 students took part in a leaf raking service project, ice skating downtown and a holiday social complete with gingerbread house decorating.
For more information on UMEC and other programs, head over the UMEC website.
Keep checking back all spring to see what fun and exciting things the LEADS group is doing!