Peer mentor, THRIVE program
As a peer mentor and leader in the THRIVE community this year, Sunshine has been able to share her own experience, learning, and growth about her college transition with her mentees. She supports her mentees with compassion and insight as she coaches her students. Through her work and as part of the team, Sunshine has had an uplifting and transformative impact in her students’ lives.
Sunshine stated: "With any topic, if you can teach it well, you probably know it really well. I didn’t really feel or know that when I first became a mentor for THRIVE, but I see that by becoming a mentor I have been given the opportunity to teach what I’ve learned in the program. As I’m doing that, I learn more and more each day about myself, others, and my interactions with others."