The core of CPE’s program model relies on recruiting, training, and supporting college-educated, volunteer mentors. The relationship is heavily supported by CPE Program Managers/Coordinators, who provide the curriculum on the college and financial aid application processes and other indicators. Today, CPE stands out from other mentoring organizations by having a surplus of matched and ready-to-be-matched mentors, and by having more than 85 percent of its mentors fulfill or exceed their two-year relationship commitment.
Each CPE mentor commits to the following:
- At least a two-year one-on-one mentoring relationship
- Meeting with your student once per month
- Calling/emailing your student each week
- Being a reliable resource and friend
CPE students are not the only ones who benefit from the mentoring relationship.
Being a mentor enables you to:
- Have fun.
- Achieve personal growth, learn more about yourself.
- Improve your self-esteem and feel you are making a difference.
- Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.
- Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work.
- Enhance your relationships with your own children.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a mentor.
How do I become a CPE mentor?
The process to becoming a mentor is straightforward and will work to ensure that CPE is the best fit for you.
The process includes:
- Completing the online application
- Attending a mentor orientation (information session)
- Complete an in-person interview with CPE staff
- Pass a background and finger print screening
We are currently updating the online application and building out the mentor orientation calendar for the fall.