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Sister-2-Sister is a mentoring program designed to support the academic success of Black and Latina female students at CCC. The S-2-S program mission is to provide additional support, mentoring and encouragement to students as they pursue their academic and professional goals. Students will be paired with a mentor who is a college or community professional who will provide their mentee with coaching, guidance, and support. Sister-2-Sister is committed to the personal, academic, professional, social, and cultural development of each member by:

  • Providing mentees with the necessary tools and resources to pursue, achieve and maintain academic excellence and transfer/career preparation
  • Encouraging mentees to cultivate positive peer and adult relationships
  • Supporting mentee engagement in their learning process, growth, and development
  • Promoting student leadership and service to the community

Your mentoring relationship will provide many exciting opportunities, skills, and experiences to support your personal, academic, and professional growth.

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Mentees are expected to:

  • Commit to the group mentoring experience during the academic year
  • Meet as a group 1-2 times a month
  • Attend and participate in mentoring activities and events on campus or virtually
  • Act in a positive and appropriate manner, and demonstrate respect and consideration towards your mentor, fellow students, college staff and faculty
  • Take the opportunity to learn from mentors and fellow mentees, just as they will learn from you
  • Value diversity and be sensitive to the uniqueness of each individual or situation
  • Be willing to listen, learn and accept feedback
  • Listen without judging
  • Be open and honest
  • Put forth your best effort and be your best self


Why Mentor?

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see hope inside yourself.” Oprah Winfrey

Now more than ever, your compassion and expertise are needed to help guide students of color as they pursue their academic and career goals. As a mentor, you will help students develop the skills and confidence needed to achieve academic success and become leaders of positive change in their communities. It is rewarding to know that your coaching and guidance as a mentor will positively impact a life.

Mentor Expectations
  • Develop a nurturing and supportive relationship with your mentee
  • Be open to sharing your personal and professional journey
  • Guide your mentee on their personal, educational and career journey
  • Establish a meeting schedule with your mentee
  • Be available at least once a month during the semester for S-2-S meetings
  • Participate in S-2-S activities and events

For more information, please contact Barbara Thornton, Student Activities Associate at or Marsha Ball-Davis, Director of Student Development Services at If you are interested in being a Sister-2-Sister mentee, please complete the short interest/application form below.