College Mentor FAQs
Thanks for your interest in becoming a C4C College Mentor! Below are some responses to some frequently asked questions.
How do college students apply?
Reach out directly to our C4C Recruitment Specialist through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ) or, click here to be directed to our application and one of our C4C representatives will reach out to you shortly.
Do college students need to be an education major?
No! We work with all majors. This may be the first time you’re considering education as a potential career, or you just want to give back to your community through the power of mentoring. Additionally, we accept college students who are pursuing their associate’s, undergrad, or graduate degree on a part-time or full-time basis.
Who will my colleagues be?
You will be grouped with peers from all backgrounds who are invested in making a difference in your surrounding community.
What students will be mentored?
Mentees in the C4C programs are students in K-12 schools chosen for increased opportunities to learn through differentiated enrichment experiences.
What will I do as a mentor?
If you choose to be a mentor in the after school program, you will be leading project-based activities focused on learning through shared group experiences designed to reinforce school day lessons. If you choose to be a mentor during the school day, you will be that extra support in the school building and facilitate group discussions, and activities in a classroom setting.
How many students do the mentors work with after school?
Mentors work with a variety of students and groups, the number ranging from small groups of three to larger groups of 10-20 students. Larger groups will have more mentors working alongside each other.
Will I be trained?
Yes! C4C staff provides relevant training for all our new and returning mentors. You will also be supported throughout your term via your assigned College Coordinator and the C4C peer network.
What is the time commitment?
Mentors commit to C4C on a semesterly basis. On average, it’s 2 days a week for approximately 2-6 hours a day, depending on the school placement type and your schedule.
In-School programming runs October – December & February – May, for approximately 10+ weeks a semester. Mentors typically commit to 2 days a week for 3-6 hours a day between 8am & 3pm, depending on the school placement and your schedule.
After-School programming runs October – December & February – May, for approximately 10+ weeks a semester. Mentors commit to 2 days a week for 2-3 hours a day after 3pm, depending on the school placement and your schedule.
Summer programming runs July – August, for approximately 4-5 weeks. Mentors commit to 4-5 days a week for 4-8 hours a day, depending on the school placement and your schedule.
Do mentors get paid?
Yes, all members of the C4C mentors receive compensation for their involvement with the program. We pay mentors $15/hr, and also compensate through class credits or work study depending which avenue for compensation works best for you.
Where are programs located?
Currently, we are serving community, elementary, and middle schools in the following areas:
- Central Falls, RI
- Providence, RI
- Attleboro, MA
- Brockton, MA
- Fall River, MA
- Lawrence, MA
- Lexington, MA
- New Bedford, MA
- Taunton, MA
Please note, we do not have virtual options at this time.
How do I get home?
We ask that you make sure you have reliable transportation to and from the site that you are closest to. If you do not, we will work with you diligently to make sure you are working at a school where you can utilize public transportation or ride-share apps.