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Mentors are undergraduate students at Wingate University who identify or empathize with students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. Wayfind Scholars in their last year of high school are also invited to mentor new scholars in middle school. Mentors provide academic support and guidance to small groups of scholars. Program directors provide mentors with training to implement the Wayfind curriculum. The directors also organize social and team-building activities for mentors. 

To become a Wayfind mentor, Wingate students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, submit two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor, and successfully complete an interview with program directors. 


Kianna Bess

Majoring in Psychology

My favorite thing about Wayfind is having the opportunity to connect with scholars and offer some of the knowledge that I have gained through experience as a first generation college student.

Majoring in Elementary Education

The Wayfind Program is a wonderful opportunity for prospective college students to get more insight about the process of applying for college and what is needed. The program is life changing for Union County students, and I am honored to be apart of multiple lives in Wayfind!

Celina Tovar-Castro

Monroe High School, '23
Wingate University, '27
Intends to major in Criminal Justice

Being able to become a mentor to others my senior year of high school has been my favorite part of Wayfind.

Majoring in Psychology

This program is a great opportunity for you to learn more about college and help you prepare for your future.

Victor Quintanilla

Monroe High School, '23
Wingate University, '27
Intends to major in Social Work

Being in Wayfind has been a very fun experience. Summer Camps every year sound fun to me!

Majoring in Psychology

No matter where you come from, let us help you achieve the impossible. Wayfind will always be there to encourage you and prepare you for a successful future.

Majoring in History Education

Wayfind is a great opportunity to gain the skills and resources to help you in school both high school and college.

Majoring in Biology

Mentors are here to focus on all aspects of YOU; we're a big family and are excited to support you as you grow into your full potential!

Jose J. Solis-Bello

Monroe High School, '23
Wingate University, '27

I like Wayfind because of all the fun activities we do to help us get to know each other. If we ever need help with something we have a whole group of people to help us out.

Carlee Davidson

Majoring in Exercise Science

My favorite thing about Wayfind is the bonds and memories that we all get to make together.



Dr. Abby Holland