Community Mentors

You can be a Community Mentor for Families to College if you:

  • Have a college degree.
  • Have an authentic interest in engaging with Cumberland County families and helping them to achieve their goals.
  • Are trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Are sensitive to cultural differences and the needs of individual families.
  • Are patient, empathetic, and ready to listen and respond to families without judgment.

 

What does a Community Mentor do to help families?

  • Work with Families to College staff to engage and build authentic relationships with families.
  • Touch base with families at least twice per month.
  • Help keep families on track to achieve goals laid out in their individual Family Goal Plan.
  • Attend at least one family event per month.
  • Encourage families to attend Families to College events.
  • Give regular updates to the Mentor Manager.

What support can a Community Mentor expect?

  • Thorough training concerning expectations and the necessary tools to work effectively with FTC Families.
  • Family Goal Plans to guide the mentor/family relationship.
  • Direct support from the FTC Mentor Manager.
  • References and resources for helping families to meet important deadlines (i.e. college application deadlines).
  • Regular events hosted by FTC to create opportunities to connect with families.

What benefits do we provide to Community Mentors?

  • Opportunities to become part of a vibrant community committed to helping all members achieve success.
  • Be directly involved with improving college attainment in Cumberland County.
  • Free fun activities
  • Know that you’re making a difference.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a Community Mentor!