College Positive Volunteerism 


Welcome to the home page for College Positive Volunteerism!

Across the country, many college students volunteer through their post-secondary institutions to work with K-12 youth as mentors, tutors, event-specific participants, etc. College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) are those college students and their administrators who are aware of how they impact the college enthusiasm and readiness of the K-12 youth they interact with as they volunteer in local communities.

As a college access program, CPV reflects efforts to increase the college enrollment and success for all students, and 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 postsecondary institutions—four-year colleges and universities; two-year community and junior colleges; and vocational, technical, and business schools.


Feel free to click around to explore all the facets of CPV. Here is a description for each of the pages of our site:

Background: This page includes information regarding the history of the CPV model, who can become a CPV, and acknowledgements.

Resources: This page contains the primary resources of CPV including the toolkit, train-the-trainer components, helpful links and videos.

Additional Information: This page contains a set of secondary unique resources including success stories, tailored CPV approaches for specific groups, and advanced training modules.

CPV Corner: This page highlights stories of CPV across the state.

Background  |  Resources and Training  |  Additional Information



For any additional inquiries about College Positive Volunteerism content, please contact Associate Director, Melissa Steward