December 14, 2021 – The new SF Achieve program, designed to bridge achievement gaps and make college a reality for thousands of students, is looking for mentors.
Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie II announced SF Achieve at Convocation in August. The program is a partnership between SF, and public schools in Alachua and Bradford counties. It focuses on improving the college-going culture in those counties, in part by offering a scholarship to remove financial burdens from in-district public high school students in-need.
The first group of SF Achieve Scholars are set to enroll at SF in the Fall of 2022. To help ensure their success, SF Achieve will pair these new students with a member of the SF faculty and staff who will serve as their volunteer mentor while they are enrolled at the college. Nearly 100 SF faculty and staff members have signed-up to serve as mentors but the program needs even more
Mentors will be asked to check-in with their assigned students each semester, and serve as a point of contact to help facilitate connecting those students to college resources. Training for mentors will begin later this month.
Only full-time employees will be considered as mentors at this time. SF Human Resources has confirmed that this service to the college will be considered compensable time, and should be consideredas part of the employee’s 40-hour work week. A frequently-asked-question (FAQ) document is available for additional information.
If you’re interested in serving as a mentor or learning more, please fill out this form. You will be contacted with more information, and your supervisor will be contacted to get his or her support. For any additional questions, contact Quinten Eyman, the Director of Recruitment and