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A peer mentoring program offered to 1st-year students attending Northwestern CT Community College



Discover support through Peer2Peer

NCCC’s peer mentoring program, Peer2Peer, partners you with a peer mentor to help you adjust to college life. Peer mentors are students just like you! They are either second or third year students, or are alumni of Northwestern who have continued on in their college education. All peer mentors have completed training and are excited to help you Be Successful! Together you’ll navigate your first year at Northwestern.



Peer mentees (1st year students)

Peer mentees are students who would like an extra level of guidance and support as they experience college life at NCCC. Benefits include developing self-advocacy skills, forming meaningful relationships, paid work experiences and the chance to earn a merit scholarship. Any interested 1st year student can apply to be a peer mentee. Find out more here!

Deadline to apply is July 15, 2023

Mentee Application


Peer mentors (2nd year students)

Peer mentors are students who support their mentees by checking in with them, listening to their concerns, helping them learn about campus resources and events, and informing them of important academic processes and deadlines. This is a paid position, with training required. Any interested 2nd year student is encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2023

Mentor application


As part of the Achieving The Dream (ATD) initiative to increase student success, NCCC is building an institutional culture of mentorship for all students, addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. This project is supported through the Northwestern CT Foundation, Northwest Community Bank of Winsted, the Greenwood Scholarship Foundation, Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, and the Team Success Scholars program of Northwestern CT Community College.

For more information contact Susan Dichter at or Jessie DePonte at