Transition Coach Program

Our Vision:

To see every child to and through college.

Transition Coach Program Mission:

As scholars transition from high school to college, our vision is to provide academic support, boost self-esteem and enhance social competence by providing scholars with a caring adult mentor who encourages and helps them achieve their potential.

If you are interested in helping a young person reach his or her full potential by sharing knowledge and life experiences, professional expertise and successes both past and present, please contact:

Michael Knox

Transition Coach Program Coordinator


Program Overview:

  • The majority of our senior will be first generation college students.
  • The Transition Coach Program matches scholars with mentors in the community to provide additional support as they plan and prepare to transition into college and careers.
  • Mentorship is greatly needed to provide support, guidance and encouragement at such a critical time in their life.

Program Commitment:

  • Attend Transitional Coach Orientation Workshop
  • Attend quarterly formal mentor/mentee luncheon meetings.
  • Twice a month formal check-in with high school senior via text, email, phone or in person.
  • Communicate with Program Coordinator and Scholar if you are unable to attend the formal mentor/mentee luncheon meeting.

Qualities we look for in a Transition Coach:

  • Strong listening skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • A strong commitment to the mentoring initiative (e.g., be dependable and available during the school year to support the scholar)
  • An openness to cultural differences
  • The ability to be encouraging and supportive
  • An openness to feedback

We Ask Our Transition Coaches To:

  • Assist scholars in their transition from high school to college.
  • Help scholars set goals and encourage achievement of those goals.
  • Build a relationship with scholars by planning and participating in activities.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and support as needed.
  • Demonstrate patience and flexibility.
  • Serve as a postiive role model.
  • Inform Program Coordinator when you meet with a scholar off campus.
  • Provide monthly status updates to Transition Coach Program Coordinator.
  • Complete an application and background check.

You will also be invited to attend mentee recognition events!

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