Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

ELP Peer Mentors

What is an ELP Peer Mentor?

  • An ELP Peer Mentor is a current Barry U student leader who assists with the implementation of the Emerging Leaders Program
  • ELP Peer Mentors are trained to facilitate activities and discussions with ELP participants throughout sessions
  • ELP Peer Mentors are assigned 1-2 participants to meet with 2 times throughout the program

What do we look for in an ELP Peer Mentor?

  • A role model eager to help student participants and fellow Peer Mentors
  • Someone who is reliable, collaborative, and takes the initiative to help others
  • An outgoing student who is energetic and shows pride in Barry University
  • A positive attitude about campus life and getting involved

What are the benefits of being an ELP Peer Mentor?

  • Increased leadership, mentoring, and facilitation experience for resume
  • Build relationships and develop community with fellow Peer Mentors
  • Influence participants’ college experience in a positive way
  • Professional networking with staff, faculty, and students from various university departments
  • Possible funding through Federal Work Study program for eligible students

Responsibilities as an ELP Peer Mentor

  • Attend August training sessions
  • Attend all assigned ELP sessions
  • Meet with each mentee 2 times during the assigned mentorship weeks
  • Co-facilitate icebreakers, team builders, and reflections with staff members
  • Be positive and have fun with ELP participants!

Fall 2021 Program Dates:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 9/14
  • Mentoring Meeting: Tuesday, 9/21
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 9/28
  • Session 3: Tuesday, 10/5
  • Session 4: Tuesday, 10/12
  • Mentoring Meeting: Tuesday, 9/28
  • Session 5: Tuesday, 10/26
  • Session 6: Tuesday, 11/2


For more information, contact us at leadership@barry.edu or 305-899-4782.

For upcoming programs, follow us on Instagram @barryumission or contact us at leadership@barry.edu.