Chatfield College To Launch Mentoring Program


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Informational Session Set for Wednesday, July 26 in OTR

Chatfield College will launch a mentoring program at its Over-the-Rhine campus aimed at further helping its students succeed.

Volunteer mentors are needed. An organizational meeting for potential mentors will be held at 9 am on Wednesday, July 26th at Chatfield’s OTR campus located at 1544 Central Parkway, just south of Liberty Street.

“Many of our students, primarily single moms and adult learners, are capable of meeting the academic challenges of college.   With our small classes, individual attention, and the tutoring help we provide, most can handle the academic requirements,” explains Sr. Patricia Homan, Associate Dean and VP of Mission Effectiveness.  “But too many of our students are unable to navigate the day-to-day challenges life brings – from child care issues, to juggling doctors’ visits, to transportation problems, or whatever obstacles that serve as distractions on a given day or week – and causes them to miss school and eventually give up and withdraw.  Sometimes they just need a little encouragement and someone to talk to.   A mentor is someone who can relate to them, to tell them they can do it, they need not give up!”

Volunteer mentors will be asked to attend a training session, pass a background check, and be available to meet with their mentees, on campus, for about an hour each month.  Chatfield faculty and staff will help match students who sign up for the program with an appropriate mentor.

There is no cost to attend the organizational meeting and no obligation to enroll in the program for those who attend, but reservations are appreciated to assist in planning.  The agenda will include testimonials from mentors at area schools who have found the work rewarding, in addition to being helpful to their mentees.

To RSVP please call 513-875-3344 ext. 130, or visit http://www.chatfield.edu/about/events/.

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin (Brown County) and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood.  Chatfield is an open enrollment college; prospective students need only to have a High School Diploma or GED to attend and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process. The OTR campus is located at the 1544 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.  The St. Martin campus is located at 20918 State Route 251, St. Martin, OH, 45118.  For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call 513-921-9856 or email admissions@chatfield.edu.

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