Who should I pick for my +1?
The person you pick can be a family member or friend….really anyone. Keep in mind it should be someone who knows you and encourages you. Basically, someone who is an expert in supporting you!
What do I need to do to sign up?
First, think carefully about who you would like as your +1 then go talk to them about it. If your choice of coach agrees, go to the GRIT website at www.smc.edu/grit and click on the Sign Up link. Once you tell “You+1” who you’d like to have as your +1, an email will be sent to your +1. "You+1" will be sending emails to share suggestions on how to support you throughout the semester.
Will the +1 have access to my grades?
Absolutely not. Your coach won’t know anything about your grades or attendance unless you decide to share that information. Your +1 is there to give you emotional support and encouragement like reminding you to take a break, to eat well, and get rest before finals. They're there for you.
How much time will this take?
That is for you and your +1 to decide. Ideally you’d have contact at least once a week, but it really depends on what you need.