FOR YOUR INFORMATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC Peer Mentoring Summit on Friday, March 4th – RSVP open until end of Monday, February 22nd

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of First-Year Initiatives would like to invite you to our first Peer Mentoring  Summit on March 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The summit will bring together program administrators from each UIC peer mentoring program offered. The goal of the summit is to share best practices and foster a supportive community among the several offices who are engaged in this important work.

We are delighted that Karina Reyes from UIC's Department of Psychology will be our Keynote Speaker. Professor Reyes' research includes resilience and protective factors in urban minority children and adolescence.

Along with Professor Reyes, Aerika Brittian, assistant professor in UIC's Department of Educational Psychology, will also present. Her current research investigates risk and protective factors as they pertain to ethnic minority youth and families in urban settings.

Registration is now open!<>

Please register by February 22, 2016

Peer Mentoring Summit
March 4, 2016
SSB Conf Rooms BC
Registration starts at 8:30
Presentations start at 9:00

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here:

Sponsored by the Office of First-Year Initiatives

REQUEST: We invite all participating peer mentoring groups send in advance whatever materials they wish to share with the group-a flyer or brochure that you use for student outreach might be perfect. If available digitally, please forward materials to Kristian King at<>. Otherwise, let Kristian know If you need someone to pick up materials from your office-we are preparing for about sixty participants.