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 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 an online application
- Attending a mentor orientation (information session)
- Complete an in-person interview with CPE staff
- Pass a background and finger print screening
Currently, we are updating the online application and building out the mentor orientation calendar for the month of August. Please check back for updates.