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Volunteer for True2U: A new mentoring opportunity to strengthen our local talent pipeline

Recognizing that career readiness starts early, a new program—True2U—created by the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, My Com, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), will launch in the Fall 2015 semester to provide eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

This exploration and mentoring program links community capital to students and schools. Its objective is to begin raising career awareness for CMSD students on the cusp of entering high school.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership is the lead business partner for True2U and invites business professionals to volunteer as mentors for the program. You’ll be trained on a structured curriculum and work in teams of two with small groups of students supported by a CMSD lead teacher once a month.

You can sign up now to become a mentor on the GCP website. Click to get started.

Once your registration information is received, a GCP representative will contact you with further details.

Program components include:
  • Formal curriculum that embraces technology
  • In-school-mentor-led advisory model that meets once a month
  • Out-of-school student experiences focused on career, college and/or community service
  • Student success plans that create a blueprint for the future.
The curriculum includes Ohio Department of Development/OH Means Jobs online career exploration resources, the Naviance Succeed platform and Teens Can Make it Happen.

Meanwhile, if you have questions about True2U or would like to learn more about the GCP’s college and career readiness initiatives, please email Shana Marbury or call 216.592.2249.