Resources in Education and Advocacy for Current Huskies, or REACHing Peers is a three-fold peer mentoring program that consists of:
- Opportunities for prospective UConn students with disabilities to connect with current UConn students that are registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD);
- Mentor-Mentee relationships amongst current UConn students registered with the CSD; and
- Linking current UConn students with a network of CSD alumni for career and post-graduate preparation.
The goals of REACHing Peers are to:
- Create a network of peers to support incoming students in their transitions to UConn.
- Provide students with a sense of belonging and connectedness at UConn.
- Promote empowerment, engagement, and self-advocacy through peers supporting peers.
- Provide opportunities for experienced students registered with the CSD to assist incoming students through similar experiences, such as learning CSD procedures (e.g., requesting accommodation letters, coordinating accommodations), adjusting to life in the residence halls, and communicating with faculty.
For more information about the REACHing Peers program, please email Allison Knight, Disability Service Professional, at firstname.lastname@example.org.