UNE's College Community Mentoring Program (CCMP) is a volunteer mentoring program that seeks to engage UNE students in the community by serving as consistent, reliable adult role models for local children and teens. The program 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.
Mentors build a structured and trusting relationship with their mentees by offering guidance, support, encouragement, and academic assistance. Through the CCMP mentoring relationship, UNE mentors help young people develop into confident, competent and contributing members of society. In turn, student-mentors strengthen their dedication to the community and thoughtfully enhance their college experience. CCMP currently provides about 50 mentors who work with more than 350 youth.
- Biddeford Primary School
- Kennebunkport Consolidated School
- Sea Road School of Kennebunk
- Middle School of the Kennebunks
- Jameson School
- Loranger Middle School
- Old Orchard Beach High School
- Old Orchard Alternative Education
- The Tides Program
- Kennebunk Elementary School
- Saco Middle School
- Thornton Academy
CCMP is steadily expanding and always interested in new mentoring opportunities. Depending on your own program’s needs, mentors can assist in a number of ways. The most common activities CCMP mentors participate in are homework help and recreation and cultural activities. Most importantly, mentors are able to provide children with consistent support and a positive role model. If your school or program is interested in having UNE mentors volunteer at your site, please contact Melissa Klemt.