The True2U program is seeking mentors to help CMSD eighth graders begin to chart their futures.
The volunteer mentors will work with the students throughout the year to help them explore their strengths and interests, think about career possibilities and select which CMSD high school is best for them.
Mentors will meet with the eighth graders for two hours once a month from October through April. The volunteers also will have an opportunity to meet twice for a half-hour with seventh graders to share information about career paths.
True2U mentors will receive virtual training in facilitation and the curriculum.
Those interested in becoming a True2U mentor have until Sept. 2 to apply. Returning mentors are also to complete an application. To apply, go to true2umentor.org.
True2U, which was started in 2015, partners with the District’s new Planning and Career Exploration, or PACE, program. PACE is designed to help all students develop a plan to obtain living wage jobs. Students begin with career awareness in the sixth grade, before progressing to planning, workplace experiences and transition to the workforce.