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Central Valley Scholars Presents The

Themtorship Program

About The Program

Our themtorship program is a virtual 10-month program meant to assist first-generation, undocumented, and Black students from the Central Valley with their undergraduate college applications. As a themtee, you will be paired with a current or graduated college student to assist you with college applications via remote instruction. 

As a themtee, you will be expected to complete all program tasks and stay engaged in program activities. Monthly meetings will include educational webinars, guest speakers, and handouts. The program will begin August 2021 and will end May 2022

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Program Details

Important Dates

  • Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet: August 28th 11:30 am-12:30pm

  • Monthly Meetings held on Saturdays starting September 2021 & ending May 2022


  • Must currently be enrolled in a high school, charter school, G.E.D school, community college or continuation school during the 2021-2022 academic year 

  • Must be applying to an undergraduate university during the 2021 application cycle

  • Must identify as a first-generation, undocumented, and/or Black student from the San Joaquin Valley


  • The application closed on August 20, 2021.

  • You can apply online for our next program next year. 

  • For any questions or accommodations please contact us.

Themtee Benefits

  • Themtees receive support and guidance throughout their entire college application process, including applying for financial aid and scholarships, completing personal statements, obtaining letters of recommendation, and more. 

  • Themtees are connected with admissions officers and alumni from different universities. 

  • Themtees are provided with a virtual community of other Central Valley students and community members. 

  • Themtees receive one-one-one support from their Themtors regarding any of their college application needs. 

  • Themtees end the program prepared for their transition into college environments 

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“Joining the Themtorship Program was one of the best decisions I made in my college application process. I am very thankful that I was granted the opportunity to work with such hardworking individuals.” 

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Cristofer (He/Him) - Themtee

“When I first joined I was clueless about the college process and was beyond stressed. However, everyone had a positive mindset and there were weekly meetings where we went over financial aid, scholarships, UC applications, and more.” 


Emelly (She/Her) - Themtee

“As a student who is not only first generation, but also undocumented, I knew that I was going to need some help during the college process. But luckily the program was there to help me throughout the way.” 

Words From The Founder


Themtor Affairs Director (She/They)

They are a first-generation undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying Political Science and Ethnic Studies

"The Themtorship Program is a virtual space for Central Valley students that are entering higher education to find support, guidance, and understanding. Not only will you be paired with a Themtor for extensive 1on1 help, you'll also have access to an entire community of people ready to help answer any questions, provide feedback, and extend an endless amount of resources. Join us and apply to become a part of this Central Valley student community striving to make higher education more accessible."

Yadira Hernandez-Figueroa (She/They)

Themtorship Program Terms and Conditions.