Program Goals

Our program strives to: 

  • Support, encourage and guide students toward academic achievement 
  • Connect students to valuable college resources 
  • Build a relationship that enhances self-worth, success, support and sharing.

National attention for some time now has been focused on increasing graduation rates at community colleges.

Graduation rates are particularly low for students who come to campus under prepared for college level work.  Finding ways to help developmental  students persist in school and receive a degree is critical to substantially increasing graduation rates.

The Connect 4 Success Program was first implemented in the fall Students work with their coaches.“I feel more connected to Mesa Community College.” of 2011 in an effort to meet this need. 

Coaching has many benefits for the student, the Success Coach, and the college, including:

For the Student:

  • Academic support
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased motivation
  • Broadened horizons and experience
  • Raised achievement and aspirations
  • Networking
  • Building relationships
  • Support to graduation

Two Success Coaches looking at program information fliersSuccess Coaches can establish relationships, develop interpersonal and communication skills, and increase their self-awareness.
For the Success Coach:

  • Establishing relationships
  • Immense satisfaction from helping another person grow
  • Development of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Increased self-awareness

For the College: