Destination Dawgs is UGA's first inclusive opportunity for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A Destination Dawgs peer mentor is a currently enrolled University of Georgia student who volunteers and agrees to appropriately support the Destination Dawg student(s) with whom they are matched with in one or more of these three areas:
What is the time commitment of a peer mentor?
Approximately 3 hours of peer mentorship per week over the course of the semester, mandatory pre-service training, completion of feedback forms, voluntary participation in research, ongoing meetings, and participation in relevant workshops when possible.
Peer Mentors can earn course credit hours!
3 course credit hours may be earned each semester by peer mentors enrolled in IHDD 2050S: Principles of Person-Centered Practices (pre-req: IHDD 2001). Course content is on eLC and this course will count toward a UGA Certificate in Disability Studies. See the syllabus for more information on this service-learning course.
What does a peer mentor do?
The experience of a peer mentor is varied! Below are examples of how a qualified peer mentor might interact with a Destination Dawgs student:
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