Why Become a Mentor?
Mentors have experienced great things when mentoring. Some common feelings include:
- Giving back to the community.
- Making a difference.
- Providing support to children that need it most.
- Forming strong connections with mentees.
- Exploring possible career paths.
- Deepening academic experience via service-learning.
What Do Students Like Best About Mentoring?
“The feeling of playing a role in the child’s life.”
“I love being around the kids, helping them, and playing with them. It’s like a weekly
‘medicine’ – I love going every week. It’s a break from school.”
“Being able to help and be there for the kids – just by being there we make their day.”
- Leadership – become a member of the CCMP Advisory Board.
- Training – receive training useful for mentoring and beyond.
- Relationships – meet other mentors, children, teachers, UNE staff and leaders of the community.
Mentoring Application for Students
Thank you very much for your interest in the College Community Mentoring Program! We in the Office of Citizenship and Civic Engagement and throughout campus are very excited about this service-learning opportunity and hope that you will become involved.
If you enjoy working with younger students on their homework, craft projects, recreational activities or self esteem, then this is the opportunity for you! We are working with an array of mentoring sites during both after-school and in-school time blocks. To learn more about each program, take a look at the mentoring site descriptions.
As a UNE student you would be dedicating one to two hours a week to a program of your choice.
Interested? Here’s what to do next…
Below is a link to an application form in pdf format that you can print out, complete and return to my office (Decary Hall 330) or my mailbox (Decary 334). I will contact you about upcoming training sessions.
Again, thank you for your interest in mentoring and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you!
Danielle A. Mack, Coordinator
College Community Mentoring
Office of Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Decary Hall 321
- Commit one to two hours a week to mentee(s) and mentoring site for one academic year.
- Attend a mandatory two hour training before mentoring occurs.
- Attend periodic reflection sessions.
- Provide a positive role model for a child.
- Assist mentees with academic work.
- Join mentees in extracurricular activities.
- Give mentee and CCMP coordinator advance notice when missing a session.
- Do not see mentees outside of mentoring sites.
Guidelines for Citizenship Students
- Students who have already been in 1:1 mentoring relationships for one or more semesters may continue to mentor and include it as part of their Citizenship requirement.
- Students in Fall Citizenship sections may enter into 1:1 mentoring relationships, with the understanding that they must continue to mentor through the Spring semester.
- Students in Spring Citizenship sections may not enter into new 1:1 mentoring relationships.
- All Citizenship students and sections are welcome to participate in group mentoring programs.