Are you interested in helping a student navigate their next steps after high school? Consider becoming a College Now mentor!

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Getting into college is hard, but it can be even harder to get through college. Students benefit from the support of a caring adult who has been through college before and can offer perspective and advice. That’s the idea behind the College Now Mentoring Program, a program that connects Say Yes and College Now scholarship recipients with mentors who have two- or four-year college degrees and can help guide students through their education journey.

Not sure what it takes to be a good mentor? No problem! College Now provides some basic training as well as an online platform that connects you with your mentee and helps guide your interactions with suggested talking points, support and event opportunities. The time commitment is relatively small, but the rewards are big. Mentoring is a great way to have an impact on an individual student’s life, and it also supports the success of Say Yes to Education Cleveland, a community-wide effort to help more Greater Cleveland students succeed in school and beyond.

Mentors are needed – sign up today 

Mentors have been especially important to help students navigate college during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has been difficult for college students, but mentors have helped many students stick with it through the uncertainty and unusual conditions.

Interested in becoming a mentor for the 2022-23 college scholarship recipients? College Now will be hosting their final virtual information session on March 29 at noon. Register to learn more:

Ready to help a student navigate their next steps after high school? Sign up to be a mentor here.


Contact Madeline Rife, Director of the Mentoring Program, at or 216.635.0163.