So here is what we went over today in the meeting. The first meeting of the semester we go over the purpose of PMA as well as what are future dates look like.
Tomorrow I will post our new calendar with what has been scheduled thus fare. For now, here is what we discussed today.
PMA of two interlocking divisions, we have our “Mentoring Peer Mentors” that get trained and aid in high school lectures where we go talk to future students with disabilities as well as when the high schools come to us. We also work with current students by giving advice. It is NOT required for everyone in PMA to be a “Mentoring Peer Mentor”. Our other division is the social outlet. Where you meet new people and have fun. We are planning such events as a Zombie race, indoor rock-climbing as well as movie marathons on campus.
Our meetings this semester will most likely be every two weeks. But for those who can’t make them, not to worry, as you see here, we post all of our info on FB and our blog on CCM’s website.
An important note to remember is that when confidential information is given out in a meeting about a student or when we work with high school students, that information NEVER leave PMA!
Should a member want to start mentoring, we train you and have you watch already mentoring members to learn the ropes. We have uniform shirts that show PMA on it and if you mentor, you must wear either kakis, slacks, blouses, sweater and not hats or jeans.
We are one of the few student associations that are based out of a specific department (Disability Services). PMA though, does have non-disabled student members, we welcome anyone wanting to help!!!
We are also planning to make a moc-video of the process of when students speak to professors about accommodations and what it is like to schedule a test in our department to be able to show at high school lectures.
PMA does not “sell” CCM, or work with only students who are at or will be going to CCM. When we talk in the high schools, we also give information to students with disabilities who will be entering the workforce instead of school or will be going to another college. Yes, we are from CCM but our number one goal in mentoring, is to help any and as many students with disabilities as we can. – and we have fun doing it!
So whether you want to just have fun or be a mentor too or aren’t a disabled student, we welcome you to PMA!
I think that is all of it, if I forgot something, I will add a comment to this! LOL