G-Force Mentor Program
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The UT Dallas College G-Force Mentor Program serves students from area high schools who receive college mentoring services. UT Dallas students work 20 hours per week at sites during the academic year and assist mentees with researching colleges, completing admissions applications, planning college visits and applying for financial aid and scholarships. The UT Dallas G-Force Mentors also work closely with their site supervisor to support college initiatives at their school.
The G-Force Mentor Program is a “near-peer” student mentoring program that serves underrepresented students at five high schools in Dallas and Richardson Independent School Districts. UT Dallas students serve as mentors to promote higher education to high school juniors and seniors at each school. The mentors provide mentees hands-on support completing admissions and financial aid applications, searching for scholarships, and selecting a college. In 2011-2012, the program served 1,182 students.
The program was created utilizing a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Work Study Mentorship Program.
- Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
- L.V. Berkner High School
- Cedar Hill High School
- Emmett J. Conrad High School
- Garland High School
- Hillcrest High School
- Lake Highlands High School
- J.J. Pearce High School
- North Garland High School
- Richardson High School
- Thomas Jefferson High School
- W.T. White High School
- Must be enrolled at UT Dallas as a full-time student
- Must be classified as a UT Dallas sophomore or higher
- Must maintain a UT Dallas cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Must have reliable transportation to visit the mentoring and off-campus sites
- Must have work availability during the times needed while students are at the mentoring sites (i.e. high schools, community centers)
- Must be available to work 12-15 hours each week
- Must commit to participate in the program through the academic year