Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College

Incorporated 1976

Asian Pacific American Mentors 


The Asian Pacific American Mentoring Program (APAM) strives to mentor first-year and transfer students who self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American, multiethnic, and/or multiracial (AAPI) by creating a community at CMC and by facilitating the discussion of AAPI issues. APAM welcomes and explores AAPI identities within historical, social, and personal contexts in an open, inclusive environment.


  • Surpassed 100 mentees this year, the first time in APAM’s history.

  • Hosted an In-N-Out social at the beginning of the year to introduce new mentees to the mentors.

  • Had 10 small groups, consisting of about 3 mentors and 10 mentees each.

  • Went to Big Bear for a fall mentor/mentee retreat to bond and discuss AAPI issues with about 80 attendees.

  • Attended the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) Leadership Retreat to reinforce APAM’s mission and strengthen our organization.

  • Attended the 2016 East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference in New Jersey for the first time, which empowered students to engage in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues on and off campus.

  • Hosted monthly events open to the CMC AAPI community.

  • Work with other 5C API mentoring groups to build the 5C community and provide APAM members with opportunities to create relationships with others who self-identify as AAPI at the other Claremont colleges.

  • Work with other identity-based groups to build community.


  • Continue having small groups of about 2-3 mentors and 10 mentees within APAM.

  • Continue to build the CMC and the 5C AAPI community with regular events and accomplishments similar to this past year (monthly events, semester retreats, etc.).

  • Take a trip to an Asian American history museum.

  • Host a wellness workshop.

  • Have more activities in collaboration with other 5C AAPI groups and resource centers.

M E M B E R S H I P 

Mentors must apply on an annual basis. Mentees need only be first year or transfer students and may enroll on a continual basis through both semesters.

L E A DE R S H I P : 

Head Mentor: Marcia Yang


 APAM Mentorship Training 2015

APAM Mentorship Training 2015

 APAM Retreat (Big Bear) 2015

APAM Retreat (Big Bear) 2015