College Positive Volunteerism

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What is College Positive Volunteerism?

CPV is a college access program that provides volunteers who work with young people with the training, tools and knowledge that will enable them to become ambassadors of higher education. College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) acting as tutors, mentors, and active community members can have a profound impact on how young people view the possibility of going to college. CPV reflects efforts to increase college enrollment and success for all students, especially underrepresented students, by providing them with support and information about college preparation, paying for college, career selection, financial resources, etc.

The CPV program includes a slightly different take on the traditional definition of “college.” It includes all of the following post-secondary institutions—four-year colleges and universities; two-year community and junior colleges; and vocational, technical, and business schools.


Eastern Student Leader Training 1.29.16Who Can Become a CPV?

College Positive Volunteers are any trained college students (and their faculty and/or administrators) who are volunteering with, or plan to volunteer with, K-12 youth as a part of a course or through service programs on their college campuses. CPVs intentionally act as ambassadors of higher education when serving with youth, exposing them to college options, resources and materials to be successful in the college exploration and application process.


How can I become a CPV?

Connecticut Campus Compact will work with you to bring a training to your college/university/organization! Each training consists of a 90 minute training from a CPV training representative. This trainer will walk your volunteers through the CPV mindset, identify potential activities geared to the specific age group you work with, as well as provide a detailed toolkit and other helpful resources. CPV training representatives can work with you to personalize the training towards your specific volunteers.

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For more information, please contact info {at} ctcampuscompact(.)org.