OLLI at BCC Mentoring Program
at Berkshire Community College
Mission of Mentoring for Success: The free Mentoring for Success Program offered by OLLI at BCC supports the development of ongoing, personal relationships in which OLLI members (mentors) share knowledge, skills, information and perspective to encourage the personal and professional growth of highly focused BCC students (mentees) who have specific plans for a career and/or continuing their education at a four year college.
What is Mentoring? It’s someone to talk to, someone who listens. The power of mentoring is that it creates a unique opportunity for students to develop valuable personal and professional life skills through the active support and assistance of mentors.
What is OLLI? OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is an organization of more than 1,200 Berkshire residents over age 50, predominantly retired and ready to give back to the community. OLLI members have spent decades in careers including medicine, law, business, technology, finance, engineering, photography, politics, diplomacy, education, social work, writing and other fields.
Benefits of Mentoring: Participating in a mentoring relationship has the potential to make a strong positive impact on student success.
Students who are mentored:
Those who serve as mentors:
Description of the Student (Mentee) responsibilities: As as student mentee at Berkshire Community College, you will be committing to:
Description of the Mentor Responsibilities: As a mentor at Berkshire Community College, you will be committing to:
Application Forms: If you are interested in participating in the OLLI/BCC Mentoring for Success Program at Berkshire Community College, please complete the appropriate student mentee or mentor application form. If you have further questions about what is involved in participating in the mentoring program, please contact one of the following:
Thank you for your interest in the Mentoring for Success Program at BCC!