WINGS Peer Mentors


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Thank you for your interest in the WINGS peer mentor program for the EAGLES program. Applications to be a WINGS peer mentor and/or practicum/intern for the Spring 2020 semester are being accepted for levels 3-4. We are also accepting applications for Level 1 peer mentors for the 2020/2021 academic year. All applications will be reviewed on October 21, 2019, with interviews to be scheduled in the month of November.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Betty Patten.


As a Warmhearted Individual Nurturing Great Success (WINGS) peer mentor you can make a difference in someone’s life – maybe even your own! Please review the WINGS peer mentor opportunities available below. If you are between the ages of 18-26, apply to become a WINGS peer mentor!

Responsibilities/Expectations
Level 1: Reside with EAGLES Students
  • Housing and meal fees are waived
  • Partial Scholarship
  • Promote and support independent living skills
  • Serve as a natural support for the EAGLES student
  • Check in with EAGLES students throughout the day and at night
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students on a regular basis
  • Interact with EAGLES students on a daily basis to support development of social and independent living skills
Level 2: Substitute/Alternate
  • Substitute for the Level 1 WINGS
  • Hourly rate of pay
  • Reside in the bedroom of Level 1 WINGS
  • Assume the duties and responsibilities of Level 1 WINGS
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students
Level 3: Volunteers (Academic, Social, Health and Wellness, and Employment)

Academic

  • Provide inclusion support in university and program-specific courses
  • Provide 1:1 tutoring in Academic Support course
  • Provide supports for time management and organization skills during planning and organization
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students

Social

  • Provide opportunities for connections to peers, events, and/or activities of interest
  • Provide interpersonal supports in social and/or community environments
  • Provide suggestions for planning activities and events that are the students’ interests
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students

Health and Wellness

  • Provide opportunities for connections to peers, events, and/or activities related to health and wellness
  • Provide suggestions for ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Assist the EAGLES with exercise, grocery shopping, or outdoor activities
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students

Employment

  • Serve as a job coach at work-based training sites
  • Provide behavioral, interpersonal and task-specific supports to EAGLES students
  • Complete assessments for EAGLES student work performance
  • Relay messages or concerns of the employer or students to instruction coordinator and/or director of the program
Level 4: Volunteers (primarily social)

Level 4 WINGS will not have a set schedule, but will intermittently engage with EAGLES students based on events offered and volunteer’s availability.

  • Provide opportunities for connections to peers, events, and/or activities of interest
  • Provide interpersonal supports in social and/or community environments
  • Provide suggestions for planning activities and events that are the students’ interests
  • Participate in activities and events with EAGLES students

Questions concerning WINGS Peer Mentor opportunities can be directed to Dr. Betty Patten.

Apply to be a WINGS Peer Mentor

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