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 
      • Special Note:  Although we have desired GPA requirements, we will still review all applications, even if they do not meet our GPA requirements.
    • Interest in developing and maintaining a mentor-mentee relationship
    • Interested in serving the community 
  • Category II: Online 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. Please note, In order to participate as a Category II participant, you must have access to a computer or mobile device (e.g. tablet) and internet access.   Category II participants will be required to participate in online college prep/self-sufficiency programming (consisting of online lessons, assignments & group discussions). 

    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  a college or university in the Columbus, OH area and enrolled  in the ACCESS Program 
    • Currently maintaining a GPA of a 2.7 or higher
    • Looking for professional, presentation and leadership skills
    • Interested in serving the community
  • Category II: Online Group Mentoring 

    Category II participants will mentor pregnant/parenting young women in Columbus, Ohio 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 - OR- Alumna of the OSU ACCESS Program 
    • Currently maintaining a GPA of a 2.7 or higher
    • Looking for professional, presentation and leadership skills
    • Interested in serving the community