How can I signal as much as be a mentor in Cleveland?

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Thank you to the 46 volunteers who signed up as College Now mentors for local college students.

CLEVELAND – Editor’s Note: The video at the top of this story was originally released on March 8, 2021.

March 8th was a very special day at wkyc Studios. For the third time in a row we have worked with College now Greater Cleveland present Mentor Monday, a full day recruiting campaign.

This year College Now is aiming to recruit 850 volunteers for its mentoring program. We are proud to announce that 46 volunteers signed up for their campaign to become mentors during the launch of their campaign on Mentor Monday.

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During Mentor Monday, We have broadcast a variety of stories All of our newscasts feature the College Now program. Story topics included mentoring during one pandemicSupporting first generation college students and connecting young professionals with students. We have also stated that College Now, an organization that connects people of all ages with college resources, is responsible for providing mentors to its program participants and to students in the EU say yes College readiness program too.

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This means that a lot of mentors are needed – this is why 3News supports efforts to recruit mentors every year.

“Mentor Monday is critical to raising awareness about Say Yes and the mentoring program,” said Madeline Rife, director of the College Now Services Model mentoring program. The program will not be rewarding for students – or for the community – if the students fail to graduate from college. ”

Through Mentor Monday, our station has recruited more than 500 mentors over the past two years. Our own moderator and editor-in-chief, Russ Mitchell, is himself a mentor and a key leader in our annual campaign. As Mitchell attests, you can make a huge impact on a young person’s life simply by becoming a mentor.

“That’s why mentoring is so important,” says Rife. “Our students have degrees that are 20 percentage points above the national average for their peer group.”

It is here..#MentorMonday! Join me and other mentors and try to meet our goal of 100 new mentors today. It’s easy, fun, and rewarding. Just click the link below. @wkyc @CollegeNowGC https://t.co/SZNKDjvSLl

– Russ Mitchell (@RussWKYC) March 8, 2021

Although Mentor Monday has passed, it’s not too late to apply. Volunteers can still register Here. The deadline ends on April 1st. The requirements to become a mentor are:

  • Fill out an application
  • Conduct a short telephone interview
  • Take part in a brief orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Hold a college degree
  • Make a commitment to email your mentee twice a month and meet three times a year

For more information on our annual campaign or to see our mentor Monday’s new stories CLICK HERE.

Editor’s Note: The video in the player above was originally released on March 8, 2021.