Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP)

Mission Statement

In an effort to motivate Hispanic students, the Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP) provides a supportive learning community for mentors and mentees. LAMP strives for its members to not only graduate from college, but further their careers by building connections and developing lifelong skills.

Mentor Role

All mentors are chosen by using a comprehensive application process which requires a minimum GPA, involvement on-campus, and leadership qualities. Mentors are expected to carry themselves according to our university student handbook policies. They are to model professionalism toward their mentees, staff, and faculty. When mentors are hired, they automatically become an employee of our institution and they are required to follow the same professional standards as other on-campus employees. At the same time, a mentor should be able to provide a safe environment where the mentees are able to confide safely the concerns that they have with their academic goals or progress. Mentors are to establish a relationship that promotes trust and a genuine relationship with their mentees.

First two years in LAMP as a mentee

LAMP mentors are tasked with helping their assigned mentees with their academic success and engagement at our university.  A mentor is the “big brother" on-campus that will assist the mentees with their first two years by providing consistent guidance.  Mentors meet with mentees weekly to complete required hours of study time, community service, and to monitor their mentees’ overall academic progress. Some examples of the skills and lessons that mentees will learn from their mentors include time management skills, strategically developing an understanding of their class grading rubrics, creating a resume, and dressing appropriately for interviews.

This program was founded to promote academic excellence and completion. LAMP is innovative and there are many opportunities for leadership, networking, and professional growth. Are you ready to be a LAMP mentor or mentee?

Mentor applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Monday April 24, 2017. Mentee applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Friday May 5, 2017.

Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TAMUCLAMP/.

Program Coordinator: Joshua Moore, Associate Director, S.E.E.D.S. (903-468-6079), Joshua.Moore@tamuc.edu.