Any and all contributions -- whether through money, time, suggestions, or moral support -- are greatly appreciated and vital to the success of this program. More importantly, they are vital to the future successes of the kids that need College Mentors in their lives. Thank you to everyone who is willing to take on a role (no matter how big or small) in helping College Mentors for Kids succeed at The Ohio State University -- you are changing the world.
For the Kids,
Bryant C. Pottmeyer
We host two rounds of applications throughout the year - one in the Spring and one in the Fall. If you apply in the Spring, you will be applying to begin with the program the following Fall (and similarly, applications received in the Fall will be for the following Spring).
You are welcome to submit an application at any time. If you submit an application outside of the application window, we will contact you at the beginning of the following application window with more information regarding next steps in the application process.
There are numerous staff opportunities available, even to new mentors - the staff application is now closed. For more information regarding mentor and staff opportunites through College Mentors for Kids at The Ohio State University, please contact our President, Hannah Mossing.
We are always looking to collaborate with other student organizations for activities!
If you and your student organization are interested in helping us host an activity, please contact us!
We are also always looking to collaborate with departments and professional organizations on campus in order to expose our Little Buddies to all that Ohio State has to offer.
If you and your department, organization, etc. are interested in helping us host an activity, please let us know!
If you and your business/organization are interested in helping us host an activity related to Higher Education & Careers, Culture & Diversity, or Community Service, please do not hesitate to reach us here .
College Mentors for Kids provides transportation and hundreds of hours of mentoring at no cost to the schools or families -- that being said, however, the program is certainly not free to run. The cost to operate the program for the 2015-2016 academic year will be upwards of $50,000.00 -- all of which is raised by the efforts of our 224 mentors and staff members.
Donations or aid of any kind are incredibly helpful and beyond appreciated -- There are numerous ways in which you can help us out, and they don't all include opening your pocket-book:
The easiest -- write a check to "College Mentors for Kids"
Support "OSU College Mentors for Kids" on Welzoo -- What is Welzoo?
Visit www.welzoo.com and click "Sign Up"
Select "OSU College Mentors for Kids" as your organization
If you shop at the Kroger on 1350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201; sign up to link your Kroger Plus Card to our organization, and a percentage of all proceeds is donated to College Mentors for Kids!
Ask friends, family, co-workers, bosses, etc. for donations
Be on the look-out for fundraising events hosted by College Mentors for Kids at The Ohio State University -- we generally host a large event each semester of the academic year
Hold a fundraiser at your place of business -- some examples of initiatives that have been used in the past include:
Jean/Casual (Fri)days -- charge everybody in the office a certain dollar amount to be able to "dress-down" on designated days.
Office Bake Sale
Contact your business about becoming a corporate sponsor
In turn, we promote all of our sponsors on our website, on promotional T-shirts, on our social media sites, and at our fundraising events
For any interest in helping to sponsor College Mentors for Kids at The Ohio State University, please contact our Vice President of Finance, Amber Felger.
If you would like to provide a donation:
Windsor S.T.E.M. Academy
Linden S.T.E.M. Academy
3PM - 5PM
West Franklin Elementary
3:45PM - 5:45PM
Weinland Park Elementary
4PM - 6PM
Hamilton S.T.E.M. Academy