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Peer Mentors provide support and encouragement to students. 

Peer Mentors assist students with study strategies, course selection, financial aid questions, time management, finding campus and community resources, writing a resume, and more.

Peer Mentors help identify their mentee’s academic goals. They also help identify barriers and obstacles that students face and help their mentees by setting out steps the student needs to take to achieve their goals.

Full-time SSS staff are mentors as well. 

Neither peer mentors nor full-time SSS staff are licensed counselors. Students in crisis MUST be referred to qualified professionals to receive counseling services. Call SSS TRIO at University Campus at (406) 657-2162 or UC Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more, or call SSS TRIO at City College at (406) 247-3051, or CC Student Health Services at (406) 247-3027 to learn more.

Brie Barron

Brie Barron

I am a senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English specializing in literature, linguistics, and sociology, and the mother to two children who are, in fact, the best. I became a peer mentor because I know that navigating college can be daunting and overwhelming no matter who you are, so I jumped at the opportunity to help students through their college career and help set them up for success after graduation. 

Daytona Smith

Daytona Smith

I am a freshman pursuing an Associate's degree in Business Administration. I grew up in Bremerton, Washington. I was inspired to work at SSS TRIO because I want to make a difference in students' lives like TRIO has made a difference in my own life. Some of my favorite things to do are to talk, read, play the guitar, and the outdoors! One fun fact about me is that I am related to Elvis Presley (my great grandma's 3rd cousin and yes, I have photos).

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