Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) is an online mentoring program where mentees and mentors communicate to address a short- or long-term goal via e-mail, phone, text, or Facebook. Mentees and mentors have the option of making arrangements to meet face-to-face; however, face-to-face mentoring isn't a component of the S.T.E.P. program.
- Connects self-motivated students with experienced mentors in meaningful, one-to-one mentoring relationships
- Supports mentoring relationships through guided learning experiences
- Provides online resources for all students and mentors seeking tools, information, and inspiration
- Facilitates the continued recruitment and retention of racial/ethnic minority students