Mentoring Program

The St. Olaf College TRIO Upward Bound Mentor Program was implemented in 1999 to enhance and expand services to TRIO Upward Bound students. Many current mentors of the mentoring program are graduates of St. Olaf College and/or TRIO Alumni who have graduated from a postsecondary institution. It is important for high school students to have a role model who has had experience with postsecondary education.

IMG_1156Kyaw Kyaw and Domonick

IMG_1175Lucy & Lou Lia

Alumni mentors are paired with at least one Upward Bound student, and mentees and mentors correspond via letters and participate in scheduled social activities throughout the year. Mentees are expected to ask mentors a variety of questions about their mentor’s education, career, etc.

For more information about the Mentoring Program, contact our Mentor Coordinators, Kia Thao, at thaok@stolaf.edu or Thay Thao, at thao@stolaf.edu.

Mentoring Program Paperwork: Mentor Spotlights:

We are always looking for outstanding mentors to pair up with our new Upward Bound students. Please consider applying to be an Upward Bound mentor!

Fatima & Jerusalem
Fatima & Jerusalem
Chimeng & David
Chimeng & David
Shoua & Mai Xee
Shoua & Mai Xee
Erik & Yossef
Erik & Yossef
Kabao & Bao
Kabao & Bao
Nu & Yang
Nu & Yang
Shiny & Leslie
Shiny & Leslie
Youa & Josephina
Youa & Josephina
Wendy & Genesis
Wendy & Genesis
Kabao & Leh Leh
Kabao & Leh Leh

UB mentors and students at the annual SLC Holiday Party!