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About College Mentoring

Learn More Indiana’s College Success Mentoring initiative trains adult mentors who guide and support students (Twenty-first Century Scholars) through high school graduation and college completion.

Currently operating in six communities across Indiana (East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis and Marion) participating students are provided with a collaborative support system in partnership with their area high school, a local nonprofit mentoring organization and their regional Twenty-first Century Scholars program office.

The Indiana College Success Mentoring initiative currently is funded by a College Access Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Learn More Indiana’s goal is helping participating students:

  1. Connect to a caring adult.
  2. Plan, prepare and pay for college success.
  3. Complete college and graduate on time (within four years for a bachelor’s degree, two years for an associate degree or one year for a certificate program).


The College Success Mentoring initiative is currently operating in the following communities:

Community Schools Mentoring Organization
East Chicago East Chicago Central High School Communities in Schools
Evansville Benjamin Bosse High School Southwest Indiana College Access Network (SICAN)
Fort Wayne Heritage High School
Leo High School
New Haven High School
Woodlan High School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
Fellowship Missionary Church
Gary 21st Century Charter School of Gary Urban Reach
Indianapolis Emmerich Manual High School
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Starfish Initiative
Indianapolis Fall Creek Academy
Fountain Square Academy
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Marion Marion High School Project Leadership

Get Involved!

Twenty-first Century Scholars students at participating high schools should talk to their school counselor or contact their local Twenty-first Century Scholars Regional Support Site. Adults seeking to become mentors can contact the mentoring organizations listed above, or find more information here.

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