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Provost Scholars Mentors

Provost Scholars Mentors

Mentoring Relationship

Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff personnel will be invited to serve as volunteer mentors. These professional role models are also committed, thoughtful, and trusted friends. They will serve as academic and career advisors, who will help the mentees to make significant contributions to their families, their community, and to the global society. Faculty and staff may assume multiple roles, including tutoring, mentoring, networking, and refining social and personal presentation. The mentees, through working with the mentors, will have chances to enhance skills and behaviors that will be needed in the 21st century. Faculty and staff mentors will be expected to devote one afternoon per week, typically Tuesdays, for two and a half hours to their mentee who will be on the university campus.

Long term, CWRU faculty and staff mentors will be connected to the East Cleveland community by partnering them withEast Cleveland middle and high school students.

Through this process, we will: 

  • Address the towering dropout rates among high school students
  • Expose youth to faculty and staff who are expertes in their fields and areas of study
  • Connect students to faculty who can discuss with them the power of education as a central part of their future -- and how to plan for success
  • Help to demystify the link between education, employment and wellbeing

Mentors provide:

Support for Education

  • Mentors help with homework and can improve their mentee’ academic skills
  • Mentors help keep students in school
  • Mentee who meet regularly with their mentors are less likely to skip a day of school or class

Support with day-to-day living

  • Mentors improve  mentee’s  self-esteem, self-confidence,  and self-image
  • Mentors help mentees  to relate well to others and help them strengthen their communication skills

Support for future work opportunities

  • Mentors help  mentees to  set career goals and  assist them with taking steps necessary to realize them
  • Mentors introduce mentees  to professional resources and organizations , and to the importance of networking
  • Mentors can help their mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs, while reinforcing the importance of knowledge and skill sets through education