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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 TRIO SSS at University Campus at (406) 657-2162 or UC Student Health Services at (406) 657-2153 to learn more, or call TRIO SSS at City College at (406) 247-3051, or CC Student Health Services at (406) 247-3027 to learn more.

Brie Barron

Brie Barron

Peer Mentor

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I am a senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English specializing in literature, linguistics, and sociology, and I am 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

Peer Mentor

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I am a freshman pursuing an Associate's degree in General Studies. I grew up in Bremerton, Washington. I was inspired to work at TRIO SSS 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 be in 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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