You can't spell "community" without U-N-I-T-Y.
From sea to shining sea, we all want what's best for our children.
Welcome -- I look forward to calling you a colleague.
You can't spell community without unity. From farming towns to the inner cities, we all want what's best for our children.
We also want our children to have values, those that reflect the best of where we live. We want to know that when every kid goes off to college in the neighborhood, they will also be grateful for and reflective of where they grew up.
That is where you, the Community Based College Mentor, come in. Trained in a short, easy-to-implement curriculum that allows you to be who you are and share what's important to you while making sure those you mentor get the best advice on what options are right for them.
You don't need a college education and don't need to apologize for having one either. You just need heart, a few hours to train and five 45-minute blocks of time to walk your students through The Way There. We will send you a list of colleges based on the responses students give, tailored to each student, and will also do a read of their application to make sure it works.
When you students complete the program, you hand them the keys to the future.
And a free laptop. Call it a graduation present.
From there, like I have done with countless students after being their counselor, you can continue to be there for them, mentor them and share the best of who you are and where you come from.
This is a confusing and ever-changing world. Our students need your support.
Keith Berman, CBCM
The Way There