link The Puente Model: Three Components
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Puente Model Components

Counseling Component

  • Academic advising until transfer.
  • College visits and educational/cultural field trips.
  • Supports students through the transfer application process.
  • Provides information to Puente parents and family.
  • Counseling courses- Couns 005 & Couns 007.

English Component

  • English 1AX and English 1B.
  • Incorporates Latino literature, issues, and culture into class.
  • Builds a sense of community (familia) among Puente students.
  • Explores concepts of community, leadership, and service with students.

Mentoring Component

  • Professionals from the community volunteer to share their educational and career experiences.
  • Motivate students to reach their goals.
  • Foster the development of networking skills.
  • Serve as role-models for "giving back" to the community .

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Nohemy Chavez at 408-855-5385 or at nohemy.chavez@missioncollege.edu.


Puente Events

  • Students are required to attend 4 events per semester
  • Events are pre-scheduled and involve transfer, such as university trips, and learning/bonding with mentors.