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Each One Reach One Mentoring Program

 

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Each One Reach One  Forms:

» Mentee Application
» Mentor Application

» 2014 Mentor Application Packet

» EORO  Contact Form

 

Mission

Each One Reach One (EORO) is a peer mentoring program created and spearheaded by the Center for Black Culture to assist first-year Black students in their transition to the University of Delaware. The program pairs a first-year student with a current upper-class student to serve as a guide and resource throughout their first academic year.  By providing participants with a positive co-curricular experience, we hope to improve the retention and matriculation rates of first-year Black students at the University of Delaware (UD). In the spirit of Kuumba (Kwanzaa Principle), “We do as much as we can…in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then we inherited it.”

 

 

Program Goals

      Foster an environment of community and belonging among participants

    Promote and encourage co-curricular involvement

    Matriculate all first-year participants to their second year

   Raise awareness of services and programs offered by the Center for Black Culture and the           broader UD support community.

 

The Mentee Experience

    Participate in one on one and group mentoring throughout your first year at UD

    Attend free social activities, cultural events, and education/leadership workshops
      specifically designed for EORO participants to meet other first-year students and learn
      about different resources to help them succeed in college

    Eligible to apply for a scholarship award that can be used to assist with textbook or
      study abroad costs

    Receive free & discounted tickets to some of UD’s premier concerts and events

 

The Mentor Experience

 

    Assist new students in having a smooth first-year experience

    Leadership and professional development opportunities

    Receive free & discounted tickets to some of UD’s premier concerts and events

    Resume Builder

    Annual stipend

 

Cultural & Social Engagement

 

    Block Party & Welcome Back Party

    Homecoming Tailgate and BBQ

    Game Night

    Bowling Night

    Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration AND MORE!

 

What Do Alumni and Students Say?

“Being a EORO mentee made me feel like I was in the loop for all the social events around campus. I never had a boring weekend because my mentor kept me up to date on what was happening around campus.”     Amber Griffith , c/o 2012

 

“EORO mentors serve as great helpers/resources to make you feel acclimated in no time. My EORO mentor gave me the support and help I needed to become involved in activities.  With his support, I am now an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a Resident Assistant, and a new EORO Mentor myself.” Jonathan C. Harris, c/o 2012

 

“For me, EORO was the program that helped me break out of my shell. I was very shy and introverted when I started college; however, being involved in EORO as a Mentee and a Coordinator helped me open up and get to know people.”  Petra Palmer, c/o 2007 & c/o 2009

 

“EORO played an intricate part of my development as a minority student at UD.  As a freshman, my mentor introduced me to the different social groups on campus.  As an upperclassman, I became a mentor and later a mentor coordinator.  Through the leadership training and retreats, I helped to guide many young leaders, which in turn, assisted in my growth as a student leader, by laying the foundation for my career.  This program is very necessary and full of great experiences.”  Markus Johnson , c/o 2004

 

For more information contact the Center for Black Culture: 302-831-2991 OR visit:  http://www.udel.edu/CBC/