G-Force

About the G-Force Mentor Program

The Collegiate G-Force Organization is a peer mentoring program that enables and encourages high school students to realize their full potential and ability to pursue higher education.

The program is part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College for All Texans Campaign “Education. Go Get It.” The goal of this campaign is to create the momentum to enroll 630,000 high school students into higher education by 2015.

Currently there are 45 active college mentors supporting our High School Go Centers and Mobile Go Center community events.   

What Does a G-Force Mentor Do?

  • Visit 17 area High School Go Centers as well as participate in Mobile Go Center community events.
  • Assist high-school students one-on-one to create a college-going culture.
  • Guide and teach high-school students how to enroll in any college or university as well as how to apply for scholarships, financial aid, and first-year orientation.
  • Raise awareness about the value of higher education.
  • Motivate high school students to pursue higher education.

G-Force Mentor Requirements

  • Mentors must maintain a 2.8 GPA, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or 9 credit hours (graduate).
  • Mentors must be available to accommodate Go Center visits, Mobile Go Center events and other Go program activities.
  • Mentors must have financial need.
  • Must attend ALL mandatory trainings and meetings.
  • First-generation college students are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Please read the G-Force Mentorship Description to ensure you completely understand the expectations of the GO Program.
  2. The G-Force Mentor Application
  3. Submit all below documents by mail, on campus, or email alanderos@twu.edu.
    • Two recommendation letters from either a faculty or staff member describing your personality, leadership, and academic skills.
      • If Mailed:
        • The letter should be placed in an envelope, sealed and signed. Mail to Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, P.O. Box 425379, JH 200, Denton, TX  76204 
      • If Emailed:
        • The letter should be emailed to alanderos@twu.edu from the faculty or staff member in PDF format and signed.
    • Current Resume
    • Your availability schedule 

What's Next

  1. Attend the G-Force Interest Meetings at the Student Union. Spring dates TBA.
  2. Check your email to see if you are selected for an interview! 
  3. Visit the Go Center page to identify the Go Center High School schedule.

Brags

  • TWU G-Force is one of the largest in the state with 45 active mentors boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.42 while mentoring on average 40 hours a month.
  • TWU G-Force mentored 3,919 students at 17 Go Centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • TWU G-Force served over 7,500 Go Program Students and Parents during 2013-2014.
  • TWU G-Force received the Redbud Award for "Outstanding University Sanctioned Organization of the Year" 6 times.
  • TWU G-Force was TWU Golf Cart Parade winner 5 years in a row.
  • TWU G-Force raised over $1000 for the Chancellor's Animal Shelter Foundation project with the help of the TWU Living Learning Community.
  • TWU G-Force participated in the Texas Guarantee Student Loan Corporation (TG) Statewide Texas Financial Aid Telethon, in which our mentors answered over 20% of the calls from parents and high school students in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston area.
  • TWU has received over $1.4 Million in externally funded scholarships for G-Force in the past 7 years.
  • TWU G-Force provided services to over 35,000 students and parents from 2007-2014 through various outreach and service programs.
 

Page last updated 2:19 PM, June 15, 2017