iBELONG MENTORING PROGRAM

NCICU’s iBELONG Mentoring Program provides funding to implement a strategy designed to increase persistence, retention and/or graduation rates of at-risk students on campus through programmatic efforts to mentor, to coach and to make forums available for the students to explore various career opportunities. The project was initially funded by a $27,500 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges which was matched, in large part by the VF Foundation and Wells Fargo. Thirteen campuses participate in the program: Brevard College, Campbell University, Catawba College, Chowan University, Davidson College, Elon University, Gardner-Webb University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, Livingstone College, North Carolina Wesleyan University, and Queens University of Charlotte.

Grant funds support:
Project Director
Campus Stipend
Participant scholarships ($250)
Purchase of materials such as “The Mentor’s Toolkit for Career Conversations”
Peer Tutoring

Events:
Etiquette dinner
Career research program
Campus meetings and capstone meeting of participants from all campuses

2023 Student Conference

A conference for all iBELONG program participants was held Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2023 at Livingstone College.

AGENDA

GUEST PRESENTERS:

Ashley C. Bodie, Assistant Director for Exploration & Experiential Learning
Raquel Dailey, Associate Director for Inclusion and International Career Development, Davidson College
Ervin V. Griffin, President Emeritus, Halifax Community Colleges
Crystal Moses, Owner/Consultant, Moses Consulting
Roderick T. Heath, Founder, The Higher Education Black Male Collective, LLC
Warren Gene Hoskins II, Psychotherapist and Owner, Peace of Mind Psychological Services

PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Ashley Bodie, Davidson College
Warche Downing, Greensboro College
Brandon Floyd, High Point University
Travella Free, Elon University
Orlando Lewis, Livingstone College

iBELONG MENTORING PROGRAM