Mentors Make a Difference

This program provides a structured and trusted relationship that brings a CPCC minority male student together with a caring instructor, staff member, or administrator who can offer guidance, support, and encouragement.  A mentor is a teacher, guide, role model, and supporter. Our mentors are dedicated to assisting our students in reaching their goals.

Mentors Will…

  • Support student's goals
  • Guide, direct, and encourage
  • Provide an open learning environment
  • Be people-oriented
  • Be a good motivator and effective teacher
  • Be respectful to others
  • Be a good listener
  • Build self-esteem

Mentor's Time Commitment

  • Make a one year commitment
  • Commit to spending at least 4 hours a month with your mentee
  • Communicate with your mentee weekly
  • Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program.
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

General Mentor Requirements

  • Be a CPCC faculty, staff, administrator, or community advocate
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of CPCC
  • Interested in working with young people
  • Complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
  • Willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities

Application and Screening Process

  • Written application
  • Personal interview
  • Photo release
  • Attend two-hour mentor training


Mentor Application