College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

Early College Mentoring Program

Early College Mentoring Program

  • Hours and Wages– 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to 9 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
  • Qualifications
    • Full-time, matriculated, degree seeking
    • Strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Creative thinker, problem solver; demonstrated ability to take initiative
    • Ability and willingness to engage with adolescent and college age students; and with high school and university faculty and staff
  • Responsibilities
    General Position Description: Over the course of two years, this person will be responsible for implementing a four year developmental mentoring program in collaboration with high school and university faculty and staff. The program will be designed to provide support for Cleveland Heights University Heights high school students participating in the CHUH/JCU Early College Program. John Carroll University students will serve as mentors and guides.


Responsibilities for the First Academic Year:

  • Develop and implement a first year program for CHUH Early College freshmen (9th graders) that familiarize them with JCU, the campus, and college life. This first year program will include such things as campus tours, visiting classrooms, and participating in various campus activities throughout the academic year.
  • Develop and implement a second year program for CHUH Early College sophomores that will include small group and individual mentoring. This will include:
    • Working with the Center for Service and Social Action in recruiting JCU students to serve as mentors;
    • Working with the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion to train mentors;
    • Working with faculty and staff from R.E.A.L. Early College to match CHUH sophomores with JCU mentors;
    • Working with all the above groups to develop appropriate programming and mentoring relationships;
    • Monitoring and providing support the mentoring relationships


Responsibilities for the Second Academic Year:

  • Continuing the initiatives begun in the first year;
  • Develop and implement a third year program for CHUH Early College juniors that will include small group and individual mentoring and support for those students taking courses on the JCU campus.


Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Storz