What is AAMP?
Established in the fall of 1989, the Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP) is a student-run organization that fosters community among individuals who self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American, multiethnic, and/or multiracial (API/A). First-year and transfer students who self-identify as API/A on their college applications are placed in small mentor groups led by student mentors. Common mentor group activities include lunches and off-campus excursions. AAMP sponsors an annual retreat to Halona, Pomona's cabin in Idyllwild. This provides an opportunity for APA first-years to interact with each other and mentors in a focused setting that is conducive to a social as well as intellectually stimulating experience.
AAMP mentors support these individuals and their allies through meaningful relationships, providing a safe space for discussion and education, and encouraging activism concerning issues that relate to the API/A community. Mentors work with mentees to explore and express identities within historical, social, and personal contexts. AAMP also strives for inclusivity by building coalitions and promoting discourse with other organizations and communities within and beyond Pomona College.
AAMP is anchored at the Asian American Resource Center (AARC).
We encourage questions, comments, compliments, and suggestions.
Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP)
c/o Asian American Resource Center
170 East Sixth Street - Suite 240
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: (909) 621-8639