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Casa Azteca – Seeking Peer Mentors

Student Life & Leadership offers a wonderful Peer Mentor opportunity for students. In partnership with Casa Familiar, a community resource center in the San Ysidro area, we have created a commuter program for incoming first-time freshmen students. The program is called Casa Azteca.

What is Casa Azteca?
The goal of Casa Azteca is to assist first time freshmen as they make their transition into San Diego State University. Casa Azteca is a mandatory program for certain students from the San Ysidro, Imperial Beach, and Chula Vista areas. Students will enroll in a Casa Azteca University Seminar course. The Casa Azteca program is designed to help students become academically successful and engaged members of the San Diego State University community by connecting them with faculty, staff, peers, and student involvement opportunities early in their college career.

What is a Peer Mentor?
First-generation students with successful university backgrounds and Spanish speaking skills are encouraged to apply but not required. Peer mentors will assist the university seminar instructor with facilitating the transition to the SDSU campus. Peer Mentors will serve as role models and will provide academic advice to Casa Azteca students (academic advising training will be provided).

We are looking for students who have experience or are seeking experience with community service organizations that impact the quality of lives of our students.

Students who are selected to participate in the Casa Azteca Peer Mentor must be in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.0 G.P.A. Experience with community service is not required but preferred.

Program Mentors will receive:
 $400 stipend Leadership skills  Mentorship experience
 Community service experience  Communication skills
 Experience leading small group activities/discussions
 Academic Advising training and experience

If you are interested in this new and exciting opportunity, complete the attached application and send it along with your résumé to Melissa Felix at or to our office by Friday, July 29, 2011:
Student Life & Leadership (SSW-1661)
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7440
Call Melissa Felix at (619) 594-1033 if you have any questions.



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