The Peer Mentor Leadership Academy (PMLA) is a program designed to enhance student success at Bakersfield College. This program integrates and provides professional development opportunities to student employees. Selected students undergo a series of trainings and workshops to help them prepare for their roles as Peer Mentors. Through the understanding of their role and its connection to the institutional mission, Peer Mentors actively enhance student success efforts.
Research shows that Peer Mentor programs promote student success that is evidenced by an increase in retention, persistence, and completion rates for both the mentors and mentees. Successful Peer Mentor programs are a campus-wide effort that include an intentional and ongoing training component.
The Peer Mentor Office is located in the Office of Student Life at Campus Center 4
Fall and Spring
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
PMLA Training - January 9, 2017
Email Maria Wright for more information!
The Peer Mentor Leadership Academy (PMLA) at Bakersfield College is dedicated to training highly motivated students that aspire to help their peers reach academic success. Peer Mentors will provide guidance through educational, wellness, and social channels that connect mentees to the Renegade community.
As a result of active participation in PMLA, mentees will:
As a result of engagement with PMLA, Peer Mentors will:
As a result of participation in PMLA, mentees will: