Be A College Community Mentor

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

Interested? Print out this application, complete it, and return it to me (Decary Hall 321) 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!

Melissa Klemt
Program Coordinator, College Community Mentoring Program & Road to Success
(207) 602-2260

Why 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


  • Leadership: Become a member of the CCMP Advisory Board.
  • Training: Receive training useful for mentoring and beyond.
  • Relationships: Meet other mentors, children, teachers, UNE professional staff, and leaders of the community.


  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Students in Spring Citizenship sections may not enter into new 1:1 mentoring relationships.
  4. All Citizenship students and sections are welcome to participate in group mentoring programs.



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