From the Forum – Got wisdom? We need long-term MENTORS for motivated low-income students!

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Got wisdom? We need long-term MENTORS for motivated low-income students!:

“Nationally, 41% of low-income students will enter college, while only 8% will finish by their mid-20s. In Wards 7 and 8, where the highest percentage of our students reside, only 1 in 3 students finish high school within five years, and only 1 in 20 high-school graduates earn a college degree within five years.

Since inception, 99% of Capital Partners for Education (CPE) graduates have gone on to college, and 70% have graduated on time.

Founded in 1993, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program that helps motivated, low-income students in the Washington Metropolitan area to get to and through college by providing one-on-one mentoring, college and career preparation and support, individualized staff support, school partnerships and scholarships.

We are now hosting mentor trainings for our class of 9th Grade Trailblazers! This two-year mentoring relationship will include: monthly in-person meetings, quarterly staff supported mentor-mentee workshops, weekly email exchange via our e-mentoring platform, iMentor; and weekly phone calls.

RSVP for one of our upcoming mentor trainings on
Saturday, January 10: 10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, January 13: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (dinner provided)
Saturday, January 31: 10:00AM – 12:00 PM

To RSVP or for more information:
[email protected]
202-682-6020 ext. 234


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One Comment

  • I’ve been looking for something like this. There was a story about a similar program on NPR a couple of years ago but I never did find it again. Helping someone who wants help and wants to succeed is a great thing.

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