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 of 2011 in an effort to meet this need.
Coaching has many benefits for the student, the coach, and the college, including:
Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
Broadened horizons and experience
Raised achievement and aspirations
Support to graduation
For the Coach:
Immense satisfaction from helping another person grow
Development of interpersonal and communication skills
Increased success of an underserved population
Development of staff skills
Review and change in antiquated policies and procedures
Increased retention and graduation rates
Increased student satisfaction
Community partnerships and outreach
Possible funding streams
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.