What is a college mentor?

College mentors can make a vast difference in the life of a college-bound high school student. A mentor may be the only one who ever asks a student what his or her dream is. That same mentor may be the face a student remembers in 20 years when someone asks, “How did you stay focused on going to college and graduating?” The power of mentoring lies in providing young people a consistent and caring guide who will help them achieve their dreams.

Community partners

Find a mentoring organization in your area to get involved.

COMMUNITYORGANIZATIONSCHOOLS/PROGRAMS
East Chicago, INCommunities in Schools of Lake CountyEast Chicago High School
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors on multiple campuses across Indiana
Evansville, IN
Southeast Indiana College Access Network (SICAN)Benjamin Bosse High School
Ivy Tech Community College Southwest
University of Southern Indiana
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors on multiple campuses across Indiana
Fort Wayne, INBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast IndianaHeritage High School
Leo High School
New Haven High School Woodlan High School
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors
Gary, INUrban ReachEast Chicago High School
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors on multiple campuses across Indiana
Indianapolis, INStarfish InitiativePike High School
Ivy Tech Indianapolis
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors
Marion, IN
Project LeadershipMarion High School
Ivy Tech
21st Century Scholars Program and on-campus ScholarCorps mentors

Don’t see your community listed above?

Visit the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) mentoring connection page to learn more about the benefits of mentoring and to search for mentoring opportunities in your area.

Looking for more ways to help students get to college?

Become a mentor today.

Find more information about becoming a mentor from the Indiana Mentoring Partnership.

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