Kapatiran Mentorship Program
The Kapatiran Mentorship Program (Tagalog for “brotherhood/sisterhood”) pairs a first-semester Kababayan Community member with a peer mentor who is a current Skyline College/Kababayan student and has taken or is currently enrolled in a Kababayan course. Mentees are welcomed into a family of mentors and other fellow mentees and receive crucial support and guidance. These ‘pamilyas’ replicate the cooperative nature of the Filipino culture, emphasizing collective responsibility and guidance through an extended family network. Peer-based mentorship engages not only the mentees, but also the mentors in an interactive exchange of support and motivation to succeed in college, think critically and develop strong leadership skills.