Paid Positions as Peer Mentors for Propel!

UMKC’s Propel Program is seeking students to become peer mentors beginning Fall 2017.  The Propel program is designed to provide young adults with disabilities a two-year college experience. This includes campus living, academic support, the ability to attend regular academic courses and have an undergraduate mentor. The Propel Program is eager to have ten – fifteen undergraduate mentors. Their role will be to mentor Propel students.


Peer mentors provide education, recreation and support opportunities to Propel students.  The mentors may challenge their Propel mentee with new ideas, and encourage the mentee to move beyond the things that are most comfortable.  Peer mentors are selected for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.  Our Propel peer mentors will be trained prior to each semester on being a peer mentor and on providing support for people with disabilities in a way that fosters self-determination. Benefits of being a peer mentor:


*   Improve communication and personal skills

*   Develop leadership and management qualities

*   Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)

*   Increase your confidence and motivation

*   Engage in campus employment opportunity

*   Enhance your resume

*   Increase your circle of friends

*   Gain recognition for your skills and experience

*   Benefit from a sense of fulfillment and personal growth

Full Job Description: Propel Peer Mentor Job description updated April 2017

Submit your cover letter, authorization form and application to Rhonda Blanner, Propel Director, electronically to<> or by mail or in person to Rhonda Blanner, Propel Director, 323 Cherry Hall,

5030 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Please contact Rhonda Blanner at<> or (816) 235-6828 for more information.

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