Bear Blazers

Who are Bear Blazers?

Bear Blazers are Missouri State student volunteers who will provide individualized support and empower Bear POWER students in their college experiences. These peer mentors are undergraduate and graduate students who establish one-on-one relationships with Bear POWER students and engage with them both academically and socially.

Mission statement

Work hand in hand with Bear POWER students, providing support and integration within academic and social settings, through shared experiences leading to individual outcomes that prepares both Bear POWER and Bear Blazer students to be successful in their chosen career paths.

How does Bear Blazers work?

All Bear Blazers will undergo an application process and training before they are partnered with Bear POWER students. Bear Blazers will meet throughout the week with students and will also be in constant contact with Bear POWER staff.

Bear Blazers will create a circle of support for the Bear POWER students with up to five volunteers working with each individual Bear POWER student in areas of academic, social and health/wellness. Connections like these help facilitate natural inclusion of all students within the college setting.

How can I become a Bear Blazer?

We are currently recruiting students who are interested in becoming a Bear Blazer. If you would like to learn more please email us at so we can add you to our contact list. Bear Blazer training sessions will begin in fall 2018.