College Positive Volunteerism
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.
This page contains a set of secondary unique resources including
success stories, tailored CPV approaches for specific groups, and
advanced training modules.
For any additional inquiries about College Positive Volunteerism content, please contact Associate Director, Melissa Steward.