Opportunity Details

Education, Adult Education
Low-income Communities, Children & Youth

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Mentor a College Student with College Now Greater Cleveland

College Now invites you to mentor with the College Now Mentoring Program!

Think back to when you were 18 - did you have all the answers? Chances are, you benefitted from the advice and guidance of a trusted adult. Whether it was a professor, employer, or another figure in your life, someone took the time to get to know you and help you grow as a person. College Now invites you to pay it forward and play just such a role. Join our 2,000 mentors and make a difference in a student’s life!

The College Now Mentoring Program helps students from Greater Cleveland reach graduation day. We pair our scholarship recipients with college-educated mentors from the community who provide guidance, advice, and encouragement to students. Many of our scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Mentors are crucial to help students make the most of their college years while staying on track to graduate on time.

Students and mentors are connected entirely online. Most communication happens through an online platform, Chronus, which helps facilitate communication, offers tools to guide each relationship, and helps track program effectiveness. In addition, Mentoring Program staff provides individualized support to mentors and students, and also provide ongoing training and networking opportunities for mentors.

The program has achieved amazing successes: mentored students graduate at nearly twice the rate of their peers!

In order to mentor, you must:

- Hold a college degree (two- or four-year)

- Pass a background check (facilitated by College Now)

- Have access to the internet

- Be willing to exchange messages twice a month and meet (virtually or in-person) three times a year with your student

- Be willing to commit to a multi-year relationship

- Live in the Greater Cleveland area

The time commitment is minimal and it truly changes lives. If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a college student, apply today at www.collegenowgc.org/become-a-mentor!

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Volunteers needed through 5/31/2022

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