Welcome to the OPTYCs Mentoring Program - Come on in!

There are many ways to mentor and be mentored. Most of you are familiar with traditional, vertical mentoring, in which someone with more experience (the mentor) helps, guides, or coaches someone with less experience (the mentee). However, horizontal mentoring is also a model. Also known as peer or mutual mentoring, horizontal mentoring allows groups to help each other by building a safe and supportive community. In horizontal mentoring, everyone contributes as a mentor and benefits as a mentee.

OPTYCs is the national Organization for Physics at Two-Year Colleges with a mission to provide a single venue to improve opportunities for networking, mentoring, professional development, educational research, and educational transformation at TYCs.