Eligibility

Eligibility 

Mentees

There are two leves of participation:

  • Category I: One-on-One Mentoring

    Category I is for HS students only.  Category I participants will be matched with one pregnant/parenting college student at The Ohio State University in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.  Category I mentees will be required to attend mandatory monthly college prep workshops alongside their mentor throughout the academic school year. 

    Eligibility: Participation as a Category I Mentee requires:

    • High School female who is pregnant or parenting in the Columbus surrounding area with an interest in attending a 2-year or 4-year college
    • Must be a single parent who has full time custodial responsibility of all dependent children
    • 2.5 GPA or above for students in the 9th and 10th grade or 2.7 or above for students in the 11th and 12th grades
    • Interest in developing and maintaining a mentor-mentee relationship
    • Interested in serving the community 
  • Category II: Group Mentoring 

    Category II participants will be part of a mentoring group, led by one pregnant/parenting college student (group size no larger than 4 people).  Category II mentees will be required to participate in online college prep programming throughout the academic school year and attend one on campus group meeting per semester. 

    Eligibility: Participation as a Category II Mentee requires:

    • Female single parent (or expecting single parent) between the ages of 18-26 living in the Columbus area with a serious interest in attending a 2-year or 4-year college
    • Interest in developing and maintaining a mentoring relationship
    • Interested in serving the community

 


Mentors

There are two levels of participation:  

  • Category I: One-on-One Mentoring

    Category I participants will be matched with one pregnant/parenting high school student in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.  Category I mentors will be required to attend mandatory monthly workshops alongside their mentee throughout the academic school year. 

    Eligibility: Participation as a Category I Mentor requires:

    • Female single parent (or expecting single parent) attending The Ohio State University and enrolled  in the ACCESS Program at OSU
    • Currently maintaining a GPA of a 2.7 or higher
    • Looking for professional, presentation and leadership skills
    • Interested in serving the community
  • Category II: Group Mentoring 

    Category II participants will mentor pregnant/parenting young women in Columbus, OH in an online and group setting.  Mentors will be matched with multiple mentees (no more than 3) to form a mentoring group.  Category II mentors will be required to participate in online programming throughout the academic school year and attend one mandatory face to face group session per semester. 

    Eligibility: Participation as a Category II Mentor requires:

    • Female single parent (or expecting single parent) enrolled in a college or university located in the Columbus area
    • Currently maintaining a GPA of a 2.7 or higher
    • Looking for professional, presentation and leadership skills
    • Interested in serving the community