College Now

Mentor Onboarding


Thank you for your interest in mentoring with the College Now Mentoring Program! We are so excited to work with you!

Below, you will find information on the three onboarding steps you must complete in order to mentor with us. You will receive periodic email reminder listing out which steps you still need to complete. All applicants must complete all steps by June 2023 in order to be guaranteed consideration for a match for the 2023/2024 academic year.

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing a member of our team below.
Jasmine Freeman, Mentoring Program Senior Coordinator
Nicki Price, Mentoring Recruitment Manager
Madeline Rife, Senior Director

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Why Mentor

Assist a college student on his/her path to success

Expand your leadership skills

Connect with over 2,000 other mentors in Cleveland

Contribute to Greater Cleveland’s success

Learn from your mentee!

Mentor Onboarding Steps

1. Schedule and attend a 30-minute telephone interview with College Now staff. You can schedule here.

    • The purpose of the interview is to determine if the program is a good fit for you, and to get to know you so we can make the best match for you. We will ask you situational questions you may face while mentoring, and also ask you for more details about your career path, your personal interests, and your background

2. Attend a 90-minute orientation. See links below to register for a session.

3. Submit a third-party background check. After you attend orientation, staff will follow up with the link to submit your background check. Our provider is NCSI. Information on what we look for is here.

We will also reach out via email to the two references you provided.
Once you complete all steps, you will be accepted into Chronus as a volunteer mentor. Matching will begin in June 2023, but it’s possible you would be contacted about an upperclassman match prior to the summer.