The College Community Mentoring Program (CCMP) recruits, trains and matches UNE students with public school students to work on academics and college aspirations. UNE students commit to working one-on-one with a youth for at least one hour a week throughout the entire school year.
Mentoring provides personal support for students who need an older role model. Research conducted in conjunction with this program shows the positive impact that our mentors have had on student attendance and grades. CCMP currently provides about 70 mentors who work with more than 125 local youth.
In fall of 2012 the OCCE mentoring efforts expanded into the area of college aspirations. All volunteers mentoring at the high school level help students with college applications and readiness.