Amigos Mentores Council

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The SLCC Amigos Mentores - Peer Mentoring Program’s purpose is to assist Hispanic students to reach their academic goals as well as help new students at SLCC with their first steps. We provide students with social and educational support.

We believe that the best mentors of students are other students. With this idea students with the most experience serve as a peer mentor for new students.

We are a community which provides not only encouragement and support but also where students benefit from sharing information and experience about the different resources SLCC offers.

We have regular meetings on subjects of interest to students and we provide workshops, tutoring and referrals.

Our goal is to give our students the necessary tools to be a successful student.

Representatives

Official Email: amigosmentores@slcc.edu

Luz Gamarra
Advisor for SLCC Amigos Mentores

luz.gamarra@slcc.edu

Jessel Meza De la Cruz
Chair

jmeza23@bruinmail.slcc.edu

I’m from Peru and majoring in Chemical Engineering. I got involved in my last year at Salt Lake Community College in the Amigos Mentores Student Council, because I would like to help students who have concerns about college. When I first started attending college, I didn’t have any help or any idea where to go, because I was a first generation student. My favorite quote is, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”-Vivan Greene.

Eduardo Silva
Programming

esilva8@bruinmail.slcc.edu

I'm a Computer Science major currently in my second year at Salt Lake Community College. Fundamentally, I would like to become a Manufacturing Engineer with a specialty in Web Development and Design. I also enjoy playing soccer.

Brian Silva
Redwood Council member

bsilvafe@bruinmail.slcc.edu

I'm Business Management major, currently in my final year at Salt Lake Community College. I was born in Peru, and moved to the United States when I was 15 years old to pursue a better education and more employment opportunities. In 2015-2017, I served on an LDS mission in the Oakland/San Francisco area. That experience increased my love and respect for the community and Latino immigrants. Now, being back I've returned to help in the Amigos Mentores Student Council to give back and more, to the community that has helped me first.

Delia Kirk
South City Council member

dcastil3@bruinmail.slcc.edu

I'm a social work major, in my second year at Salt Lake Community College. I would love to work with the low income, less fortunate community. I'm biracial with a cultural background of Chicana and Black American, and I'm a wife and mother.

Mirtha Ponce
West Valley Council Member

mponce10@bruinmail.slcc.edu

My major while attending Salt Lake Community College is nursing. Service is one of the things that I enjoy, as well as getting to know new people and their cultures.