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What is CREAR Futuros?

CREAR Futuros, which means “To Create Futures” in Spanish, is a peer-mentor based initiative designed to improve Latino student success at UCF. CREAR (College REadiness, Achievement and Retention) Freshmen/Sophomores will be paired with knowledgeable and highly trained upper-classman UCF Peer-Mentors that will introduce them to campus resources and offer insight on how to make the most out of their UCF experience.

Read the CREAR Futuros Brochure

What are the benefits of joining?

  • Join a National Network of Latinx Leaders
  • Receive 1-on-1 Support from a Peer Mentor
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • A fun, cultural environment!

What are mentee expectations?

  • 1 year commitment
  • Attend monthly virtual trainings
  • Attend biweekly one-on-one Zooms with mentor
  • Participate in monthly webinars
  • Communicate with mentor on a weekly basis

Disclaimer: At this point in time, our program will continue to follow UCF COVID-19 policy. Activities will remain social distanced and masks enforced if in person. Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentee for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Intake form coming soon!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentee for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Apply here by Friday, August 5th, 2022.

Questions? Email

Learn more about CREAR Futuros:

Graduate Assistant

Now hiring! Apply here by May 31st, 2022.

Crear Futuros 2022-2023 Mentors

Aleyssa Arroyo Corchado

¡Hola a todos! My name is Aleyssa Arroyo Corchado. I am proud to be a Latina and represent the island of Puerto Rico in UCF. I am an upcoming junior and a Biology major in hopes of becoming a doctor in the near future. I love to dance, sing, read romance novels and watch TV shows/movies. I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family. When I moved to Florida, I thought I was going to lose a big part of my culture and customs. I started searching for clubs, associations, and organizations that could help me stay connected with my roots. CREAR? Why CREAR? CREAR has been a very important aspect in my journey as a UCF knight. I loved fact that the organization provides a mentor for each new mentee. In my freshman and sophomore years at UCF, I was a mentee and I am proud to say that in the upcoming school year I will be a mentor. The mentors can help you by giving you tips and resources that encourage you to keep on going forward and adapt to your college life. It is a real honor to be a mentor for our new mentees that joining our CREAR family. Charge On!

Emily Briceno

My name is Emily Briceno and I am 19 years old. I am a Junior and I currently major in Psychology: Clinical Track and aim to become a psychiatrist in the future. I am a native Floridian with a Honduran background. I am extremely passionate about advising other UCF students and helping them attain their goals during their time here, which is why I joined CREAR Futuros.  I look forward to working with more students on campus and helping encourage Latino excellence.

Nathalia N. Cordero Rodriguez

My name is Nathalia N. Cordero Rodriguez, and I’m an upcoming senior pursuing a major in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando, Florida, right after high school in 2019. I’m involved in multiple organizations across campus and serve as an Undergraduate Research Assistant and member of the Dean’s Leadership Council for the Burnett Honors College. CREAR merges my passion for mentoring and my desire to serve the Latinx community at UCF. CREAR is a resource I wish I had at the beginning of my college experience, which is why I’m beyond excited to create an impact as a CREAR mentor!

Victor Milanes

Howdy, my name is Victor Milanes, and I am a Cuban American born right here in central Florida. I am currently a Junior studying Psychology, however my first few years I studied Philosophy. I’ve been on the Deans list every semester, I’m a McNair Scholar, and am currently pursuing various research opportunities. My career goal is to attend and graduate from a prestigious clinical psychology doctorate program, in the hopes of becoming a therapist and educator. In my spare time, I love fishing, tinkering, playing basketball, playing music, and cheering on the Miami Heat or Dolphins. I look forward to learning and hearing from everyone and their unique personalities!

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