Mentor Expectations

College Mentors Mission and Purpose

Mentoring transforms lives: College Mentors for Kids connects kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures.

During our on-campus program, mentors have an opportunity to learn alongside a 1st-6th grade “little buddy” from a local elementary school for two hours once a week throughout the academic year.

This year, as a result of the COVID-19, we have created a virtual program called College Mentors at Home. Check out the video to learn more our virtual program!


College Mentors at Home has two core concepts:

  • Develop a relationship with your little buddy: College Mentors Connect will be an academic year-long opportunity for a few local buddy pairs to connect via weekly hour-long video chats or phone calls. All participants in College Mentors at Home will join a buddy family in College Mentors Connect.
  • Learn alongside little buddies via live-streamed activities: College Mentors Live will be an opportunity for little buddies and volunteers to tune into a streamed college-student-led College Mentors activity once per week. Our expansive network of chapters will give everyone the opportunity to learn from universities near and far during College Mentors Live.

For each program model, we are currently seeking motivated, dedicated mentors who are passionate about inspiring youth to discover new pathways and reach their full potential. Find the link below to apply today!