Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) Friend Description
In the spirit of Third World Transition Program and our beloved Third World Center, the MPC Friend Volunteer position continues to play a strong and vital role in the heart of the Center. The MPC Friend is an additional mentor and source of support to incoming students at TWTP, new MPCs and others involved with the TWC. The MPC Friend serves as the liaison between the TWC and the Brown community at large, building alliances and creating programs that are thought-provoking, eye-opening and fun. MPC Friends also support the MPC program, TWC programmers and other TWC student organizations in their outreach and other activities. During TWTP, the MPC Friends are critical to providing student leadership, energy and hands-on activities during the program.
As a Minority Peer Counselor Friend, you will offer support during TWTP and throughout the academic year that follows. Among other responsibilities, an MPC Friend will:
- Support the TWTPCs and MPCCs in organizing and hosting TWTP.
- Create a strong support network for the Minority Peer Counselors, TWC programmers and TWC student organizations.
- Help plan events that aim to expand and empower the Third World community.
- Plan Unity Days, TWTP Remix and Teach-In with fellow MPC Friends.
- Attend, advertise and support TWC-sponsored events including convocations.
- Assist the TWC staff by volunteering with the TWC for at least 1 hour per week.
- Attend monthly meetings with the MPCs.
- Be a strong positive role model and representative for Third World Center Community.
- Design and implement a workshop/training in collaboration with other campus organizations, centers, and programs.
- Senior Friends assist current and former TWTPCs in conducting interviews and reviews of prospective MPC Friend applicants.
Unity Days are an opportunity to attract students who are otherwise unfamiliar with the TWC and engage them in the activities of the Center. These are informal gatherings that take place on the First Friday of the following months: October, November, February, March, April. They can focus on a serious theme or a fun activity, but the main purpose is to create unity and build alliances between diverse groups of students on campus.
We thank you for applying and hope that this TWTP will be more effective in creating a sense of community and affording the incoming class with the tools to successfully assist them in navigating their first year experience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact email@example.com.
Tho Phan '11