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Become a Mentor

The College Now Mentoring Program

The College Now Mentoring Program is proven to increase retention, persistence, and graduation of student participants. This high-quality, high-impact mentoring program uses a unique, online platform to guide communication between mentor and student through an interactive and personalized curriculum.

The Mentoring Program is a minimal investment of time for mentors – two emails per month, and three meetings per year – but has wonderful results for students! Many of College Now’s students are the first in their families to attend college, and all have demonstrated financial need. On average, 92% of mentored students returned to college for their sophomore year, and 72% of students in their pilot class graduated on-time with their degrees. This is entirely due to the added support students receive from mentors and College Now through the Mentoring Program.

Over the last eight years, the College Now Mentoring Program has connected thousands of local students and volunteer mentors, all committed to the individual success of students, as well as the success of our region. We are proud to partner with Say Yes to Education by providing mentors for Say Yes scholarship recipients. Together, we can change the narrative for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio!

To get involved in this life-changing and ground-breaking program, apply below. Be someone who matters to someone who matters, and mentor a college student!

See the Impact of Our Mentoring Program

Why Mentor

  • Assist a college student on his/her path to success
  • Expand your leadership skills
  • Connect with over 1,000 other mentors in Cleveland
  • Contribute to Greater Cleveland’s success
  • Learn from your mentee!

How to Become a Mentor

  • Commit to a four-year relationship with a student, in which you exchange messages twice per month and meet in person three times per year
  • Hold a college degree
  • Complete an application and screening process:
    • Fill out our online application
    • Complete a five-minute phone interview
    • Attend a one-hour orientation
    • Pass a third-party background check

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, contact Madeline Rife at 216.635.0163 or mrife@collegenowgc.org.