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AAPI Connect - Peer Mentorship Program

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Connect is a one-year program that pairs students with peer mentors and other resources to help them find success at NOVA. We help students build connections with Peer Mentors, Faculty and Staff Advisors, NOVA and the college experience, and to cultural resources. AAPI Connect provides a system of support and encouragement for AAPI students looking for a better fit at NOVA. Our small size provides students with a safe space for discussion and education concerning issues that relate to the AAPI community.

The AAPI Connect program operates September-May each academic year. We are now recruiting Peer Mentors for the 2023-2024 academic year. Apply before March 31, 2023, for priority consideration. (login using your VCCS account)

Registration for Mentees will open in Summer 2023.

Interpersonal Connections

Peer Mentors meet twice monthly with Mentees, share their experiences, NOVA resources, and make personal connections.

Social Connections

We meet monthly on Fridays in a cohort setting so students can socialize and learn about AAPI resources.

Community Connections

We will also participate in workshops and community events to connect with our greater community.