Peer support programs equal academic success.
That’s why Sacramento State is advancing these programs through an endowment. We were awarded the INSPIRE grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which will match up to $275,000!
Sacramento State offers over 30 peer support programs that include student-to-student mentoring, advising and tutoring. Student mentees from low-income or underrepresented populations earn higher grades, pass gateway math and science courses at a 20% higher rate than non-participating peers, and complete an average of 15.1 academic units per semester, putting them on track to graduate in four years. Paid student mentors also benefit—they develop 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, team building, and collaboration, preparing them to enter the workforce with confidence and leadership experience.
Donate today and be the match, because your gift will illuminate theirs.