The Stay in School Mentoring Project matches volunteers from the community across a broad spectrum of professions with students that need guidance and support to help them be successful in school. Mentors will meet with their matched CCSD student throughout the year to provide positive guidance, support, and encouragement.

Do you want to learn more about the mentoring program? Attend an upcoming virtual information session so you can hear more and ask questions.

Become A Mentor For CCSD

(Steps Must Be Completed In Order)

CCSD Stay In School Mentor Application

Mentor Questionnaire

Schedule Your New Mentor Interview

Why become a mentor?

Benefits for youth:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use (MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)


Benefits for mentors:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Creation of networks of volunteers
  • Insight into childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood
  • Increased patience and improved supervisory skills (U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.)

As a mentor, you will:

  • Complete the mentorship application process, including a background check
  • Participate in a training session to review important issues, skills, tips, and strategies to promote successful mentoring
  • Commit to serving as a mentor for one school year
  • Be matched with an Elementary, Middle, or High School student (your choice)
  • Mentor at least one student, a request for an additional mentee(s) may be submitted
  • Complete an end-of-year evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program
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