Peer Mentor Opportunities with UMKC Propel Program

Attention all UMKC Sophomores and Juniors!  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.

UMKC students, undergraduate and graduate, will provide student mentoring and support to the Propel students.  Peer mentoring is a kind of relationship between more experienced UMKC students and 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.

Authorization for Background Check

Peer Mentor Job Application

Propel Peer Mentor Job description updated April 2017

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

Submit your cover letter, application and authorization form 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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