CANYON -- WTAMUs Workstudy Mentorship program was granted $200,000 for the next two years by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to enable students of the G Force team to continue mentoring high school students at participating school districts.
The current award continues through August 31, 2015 and provides two years of salaries for G Force team members to supplement their financial aid.
"I learned about the program from my sister, and I love it," Mendoza said. "It's not like a job. It's more like volunteer work and very motivating for me, the school and the students."
"Our students take on a role very much like a professional position at the high schools," Julie Arias, executive director of University Outreach, said. "They get paid $10 an hour for every hour spent mentoring students, and we've found that our G Force students are very welcome at the high schools. The counselors love G Force."
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