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Instrumental to the success of an Ubuntu Scholars Academy, the Peer Leader (PL) is matched with a pair of first-year male students, neo-scholars, while, in-turn, receives professional development and structured coaching from an adult professional as a mentor.These resources position the PL to support the realization of the program’s mission and vision.


In service to their academy, a Peer Leader…

  • Directly communicates with their assigned neo-scholars at a minimum of 1x per week.
  • Serves as a resource broker and sounding board
  • Fosters a welcoming and progressive learning atmosphere
  • Assists with the planning and facilitation of events, activities and workshops
  • Participates in monthly in-person programming
  • Builds community and comradery
  • Supports the Student Life organization component of the program model
  • Actively role-models the ideals and values of the program – Ubuntu in action


To become a Peer Leader, you must be a male student of color, currently taking a minimum of six credits and has successfully completed two or more academic semesters at Massasoit Community College. Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • Flexibility to dedicate 6-10 hours per week for the academic year
  • Ability to attend all monthly workshops and campus events
  • Accessibility to the Brockton campus
  • Willingness to learn and be challenged


Peer Leader is a paid position; Rate: $10.00/hour; Maximum Hours/Week: 10 Hours