College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences and University College

The Dalton and Linda Floyd College Readiness Program

                                        Floyd College Readiness Program

Position Description and Benefits     

Position Description

Floyd College Readiness Leaders (CRLs) will mentor high school students by serving as role models and guides in the college and career readiness process. After receiving training in leadership and mentoring, each CRL will spend at least three hours a week engaged in program activities at the partner high school. They will collaborate with the high school educators, assist in teaching segments of the high school’s college readiness course/s, collaborate to develop content and curriculum for the mentee population, and lead large and small group discussions with high school students. The CRL will also help host the high school students during the Floyd Day on Campus event each semester. Since the CRL’s will be full-time students, no additional tuition is charged to the CRLs for LEAD 120 or LEAD 300 courses.

Floyd CRL Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend all training sessions
  • Maintain a professional and positive attitude
  • Implement pre-designed learning activities for high school students
  • Create new and modify existing learning activities
  • Meet weekly with Dr. Androzzi and the CRL team to prepare for high school visits
  • Meet with high school students to teach college success
  • Assist in planning and hosting the "Campus Visit"
  • Follow guidelines set forth by the program director, the Winthrop Student Code of Conduct, and the partner high school

Floyd CRL candidates must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at the university
  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours and hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Pass a SLED background check (required for volunteers in SC public schools)
  • Be available for mentor training (to be held on a schedule conducive to CRL and the director's availability) as well as observations at the designated high school (tentatively planned for Fridays in the spring 2022 semester)
  • Must have access to reliable transportation

Floyd CRL Benefits

  • Reward of positively influencing the lives of others by serving as a role model
  • 4 hours of course credit in the Leadership Studies Program during the academic year (LEAD 120 in the fall semester & LEAD 300 in the spring semester)
  • Floyd Program polo shirt and nametag
  • Develop transferable skills useful in reaching personal and professional goals
  • Develop strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Develop interpersonal skills that promote positive relationships with peers (high school mentees and fellow CRLs) and adults (high school educators, university program leadership and other staff)
  • Potential recommendations from program director, partner teachers, and mentees
  • Build resume and career marketibility