True2U New Mentor Application

True2U is a volunteer mentoring program that helps Cleveland Metropolitan School District eighth graders explore their true selves and prepare to make the most of high school as the first step on the path to college and career readiness.

As part of a small group advisory team, you will spend 9 Thursdays this school year helping students uncover their interests and strengths, set goals, and connect these goals to the educational opportunities offered by the 39 high schools in the CMSD portfolio, setting them on a path of success in college and/or their careers.

Training and enrichment in the topics, facilitation, and cultural competency skills are provided. And you’ll have the satisfaction of helping shape—and being shaped by—the next generation of Cleveland’s leaders.

Application Process

Completed applications will be reviewed by staff and a personal interview scheduled. Please note, decisions to accept applicants into the program will be determined by the above as well as participation in orientation and training sessions.

Contact us: 216-812-8700 or with any questions.

Please fill in all fields as completely and accurately
as possible. Fields marked with a * are required.



Community Service, Clubs & Professional Organizations:

Background Information:

Current Employment Status:

Preferred Mentor Assignment:

If you have preferences for where you would like to mentor or for mentoring partner(s) please indicate below. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but we cannot guarantee them. If you do not have preferences please leave this section blank.

Select a school from the list and click "Add School" to add it to the 'Preferred Schools' box.

Emergency Contact:

Media Release By signing below I consent to and accept the following conditions. I consent to my image or voice being used in photo, video, or other media forms by the True2U program, or its partner organizations, for the use of training, promotional, or other program related purposes. I understand that I am not entitled to any compensation or payment for their use.

Background Check Authorization I understand that I have been recruited as a volunteer for the True2U program and Neighborhood Leadership Institute will facilitate my background check through a third party provider.

I hereby release and agree to hold harmless from liability any person or organization that provides information required for the background check. I also agree to hold harmless from liability Neighborhood Leadership Institute, their officers, directors, employees and volunteers and partner organizations. I understand that by submitting this application, I authorize Neighborhood Leadership Institute to make inquiries through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement concerning my suitability as a volunteer mentor for the True2U program. The information requested in this application and such as may be otherwise obtained, will be used for the purpose of assessing my suitability as a volunteer.
All information will be held in confidence.

By entering my full name below and submitting this application, I hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the True2U Mentoring Program.

For questions, please call (216) 812-8700 or email

Correspondence with the Neighborhood Leadership Institute can be sent to: Attn: True2U
5246 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44127