The MAP (Multicultural Achievement Program) Mentoring program provides mentors to first year minority students. MAP Mentors serve as big brothers and big sisters to minority freshmen to help them make a successful transition to college life. Primarily, MAP mentors motivate minority freshmen to succeed academically and socially at West Georgia. MAP mentors are trained upper classmen students paired with approximately 5 minority freshmen.

What can a MAP Mentor do for me?

MAP Mentors are exceptional student leaders who have excelled academically. They are also student experts on campus minority and multicultural programming trained to orient new students with such programming. They are aware of student organizations, events, and services with a minority and multicultural student focus. MAP Mentors are also trained to be culturally sensitive to students with different backgrounds.

CRLA Certifications

  • International TUTOR Training Program Certification (ITTPC)

Since 1989, over 1,000 college tutor training programs around the globe have received ITTPC at one or more Levels. These programs have recognized thousands as Certified Tutors, Certified Advanced Tutors, or Certified Master Tutors.

  • International MENTOR Training Program Certification (IMTPC)

Established in 1998, IMTPC offers colleges and universities the resources necessary to develop new and to improve existing mentor training programs.

  • Benefits of Certification
    • ITTPC and IMTPC provide professionals with the opportunity to create, improve, and expand tutor and mentor training for a campus’ unique programs. CRLA-certified programs demonstrate high standards:
      • Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and mentors’ successful work;
      • Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and mentors;
      • Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions.
    • CRLA membership is not required for staff of certified programs. However, the CRLA Board and members invite you to join this very special organization.

Mentor certification for CRLA:

Congratulations to the following MAP Mentors for achieving Mentor certification for CRLA for 2015-2016:

  • Dora Arreguin
  • Brianna Barnes
  • April Brow
  • Jorden Camara
  • Marie Eno
  • Adejoke Ewedemi
  • Amberly Grier
  • Marquan Henderson
  • Stephanie Hernandez
  • Ajalon Labranche
  • Cintya Lopez
  • Jacqueline Mckey
  • Carlos Rangel
  • Mira Sam-Ekhator
  • Ashley Thomas

Past MAP Mentoring Activities:

  • Kick-Off Party
  • Academic Rap Sessions
  • Minority Faculty and Staff Meet and Greet
  • Mentor Mid-Term Advice
  • Holiday Parties
  • Community Service Project
  • Movie Night
  • Academic Awards Program