WINGS Peer Mentors


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Thank you for your interest in the WINGS peer mentor program for the EAGLES program. Applications for Fall 2021 are closed. Applications for Levels 3 & 4 for Spring 2022 are currently open. Applications for Level 1 for Fall 2022 are currently open. Completed applications will be reviewed in November and interviews will be held in December. Level 1 applications are open until filled. All applications require two references. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jessica Milton.


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
Apply to be a WINGS Peer Mentor

Questions concerning WINGS Peer Mentor opportunities can be directed to Dr. Jessica Milton.

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