Navigating college can be tough – from deciding which classes to take, to finding out where to go for help, and figuring out how to get involved on campus – the questions can be endless. We at Project LEAP (Links to Educational Achievement and Progress) want to help. Join Project LEAP to be matched with caring mentor who can help guide you through the difficulties of college.

Why Join Project LEAP?

When you join Project LEAP, you will benefit from:

  • One-on-one mentoring with a Pasadena City College faculty or staff member and industry professionals from the local community.
  • General Advisement
  • Guidance with college major/career exploration
  • Academic and life skills workshops
  • Referrals to on and off-campus support services

Find out if you're eligible!

About Us


Established in 1988, Project LEAP (Links to Educational Achievement and Progress) is an on-campus mentorship program developed in cooperation with the Pasadena City College Partnership for Excellence.

Our mission is to increase the academic motivation, performance and retention of at-risk college students. Our students are guided by volunteer mentors who are trained to listen, care, and help empower them to maximize their academic potential.

Interested in becoming involved in Project LEAP? We are currently recruiting both mentors and students. If you know of any students who can benefit from this program, or if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Monique Thomas: mlthomas@pasadena.edu