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About 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.
About College Positive Volunteers
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 service learning program 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.
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