Robin Moore first got involved with the Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP) at Montgomery Community College (MCC) through a friend who was a mentor at the college.
“The 3MPs motivated me. They offered me opportunities I couldn’t have gotten otherwise. They made my campus life a lot easier,” said Moore.
Moore is a second-year Electrical Systems Technology student who worked as a machine operator until he was involved in a car accident and was temporarily disabled. Around that time he decided to go back to school so he could make a better life for his family.
While the Electrical Systems Program was compatible with his work history, it proved challenging and Moore said he really didn’t know if he was up to it. His greatest satisfaction has come from getting good grades each semester.
“The praise from my professors, the grades I have been getting, and being able to stay with it this long have been my greatest accomplishments,” Moore said. “I didn’t know if I was capable of it.”
Moore said that is where the Minority Male Mentors helped.
“If you need help, they help you or find someone who can help you,” Moore said.
Moore is now a mentor himself and serves as President of MCC’s 3MPs and the Phi Beta Lambda Club. He is also involved with his program’s Electrical Systems Technology Club.
As a minority male in a leadership role, Moore says he tries to be a go-between when his peers feel they can’t approach someone else for help.
“I want to make their life on campus easier. I want to do that for them because my mentor did that for me,” Moore said.