The thought of college can be intimidating and stressful for any high school student. As our students approach life after the Villa, student mentors from Virginia Commonwealth University have been there to provide them with encouragement, support, and a real-life picture of the college experience.
As volunteers through our Career and Transition Services
, VCU mentors have led personal campus tours for our students including everything from attending class to eating in the dining hall. Mentors are also helping our students develop work and communication skills that will help them succeed in college and in their future careers.
Perhaps most important of all, VCU mentors are helping our students realize that college is attainable.
Villa students tour the VCU campus
Click here to read more about the Villa's partnership with VCU, and the benefits of student-to-student mentoring in an article by Nicole Anderson Ellis, professor in VCU's Department of Focused Inquiry.