H.O.O.T.S Peer Mentor Program

We at the LAC-DS know that entering your first year of college is a very exciting experience! We also know that learning to manage your own time, practice effective study skills, and find ways to be socially engaged can make this experience feel overwhelming. The LAC-DS recognizes that our first year students could use a little help with this transition period.

The LAC-DS is very pleased to offer a peer-mentoring program called H.O.O.T.S (Harnessing Outstanding Opportunities through Sharing). This program is designed to help first year students who are registered with the LAC-DS for a Learning Disability or ADHD cultivate a meaningful transition experience.

We will pair first year students who have an ADHD or LD diagnosis with upper-class students with the same or similar diagnosis. We hope that through shared experiences with mentors, our first year students will find a strong sense of belonging here at Wake.

Our Peer Mentoring Program aims to help first year students develop the following skills:

  • Self-advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Academic and personal goal setting
  • Discovery of growth opportunities
  • Understanding a healthy state of balance and well-being
  • and much more…

If you are interested in becoming a part of this program as a Mentor or Mentee, please contact the H.O.O.T.S Peer Mentor Program Adviser, Kawana Neufville at neufvikc@nullwfu.edu.