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MSJC Partners with University of Michigan to Support Veterans

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) and the University of Michigan have teamed up to help incoming veteran and military students at MSJC.
Michigan's Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) program trains veteran-students at MSJC to help mentor incoming MSJC veteran-students. The program helps the newer MSJC students find their way around the college and teaches them about resources both on and off campus. The PAVE peer advisors also help identify and assist in challenges the MSJC students face and provide ongoing support as they adjust to the college.
PAVE builds on the camaraderie veterans experience in the military to create a sense of community and connectedness that contributes to academic and personal success. 
The program is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Student Veterans of America, and a network of partner campuses. The program, supported with grants from multiple foundations, was developed at the University of Michigan and is now at 45 partner campuses nationwide. 
Since the program’s inception, more than 1,600 Peer Advisors have been trained and more than 24,000 student veterans have been contacted by peer advisors.
The PAVE program is part of M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), a group of programs at the University of Michigan developed to address the needs and challenges faced by service members, veterans, and military families.