Interviews will begin this month for the next cohort of students to be accepted into the Montgomery County Ohio College Promise program. Now in its 13th year, the program aims to help 1,000 area students over 20 years attend college at little to no cost to them and their families.
Mentor recruitment is underway for the more than 55 new students who will be accepted into the program’s 2023-24 school year. Mentor support has proven to be essential to the students’ success, providing them with critical guidance throughout high school that helps ensure a path to college. For more information on how you can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor, click here.
A mentor is a caring adult who freely gives their own time to a young person. A mentor can have a profound effect on the amount of success that young person might have. To a young person, a mentor guarantees that there is someone who cares and that they are not alone in dealing with the everyday challenges they face.
College Promise mentors meet with their student for 30-50 minutes a week at the student’s high school. Mentors serve as a role model, provide a sounding board, an opportunity to talk and be heard, support, encouragement, guidance, and friendship.
To become a mentor, download, complete, and submit an application or apply online (below). Mentors conduct a free background check and take part in a training prior to meeting with their student freshman year.