College students and graduates have a story to tell, and College Positive helps them tell that story! As they volunteer and interact as tutors, mentors, and role models to others, they can look for opportunities to talk about their college experience, encouraging community members to gain confidence that college is in their future.
North Carolina’s College Positive (NCCP) training encourages college students and graduates to positively impact community members, especially K-12 students’ college enthusiasm and awareness, and to provide information about college preparation, paying for college, career selection, and financial resources.
Why North Carolina College Positive?
Did you know 16,804 NC students dropped out of high school in 2009-10? NCCP will utilize one of the state’s greatest resources – college students and graduates – to help community members see college as an option, and understand how to get there.
“It was an eye opening experience to see how my own story can transform the thoughts of youth and even adults about college. It was motivating and I feel empowered to make a difference.”
- Gloria Hunt
(College Positive Volunteer, UNC-Pembroke)
Former North Carolina Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Education Coordinator, Koyah Rivera, debuts College Positive Training to UNC-Pembroke students, staff, and faculty.
College Positive Volunteer Resources
For more information, contact Lisa Keyne, Executive Director.
NC Campus Compact gratefully acknowledges the Massachusetts Campus Compact for creating College Positive Volunteers, and Michigan Campus Compact for developing programming. NC Campus Compact’s training is adapted from Michigan Campus Compact’s College Positive Volunteerism (CPV) curriculum. (http://micampuscompact.org/cpvmain.aspx). Michigan Campus Compact is affiliated with Campus Compact and Michigan Nonprofit Association and is supported by the ConnectMichigan Alliance Endowment. Funding for the original College Positive Volunteerism toolkit is provided by Michigan Campus Compact through the Michigan College Access Network, U.S. Department of Education College Access Challenge Fund, and the King-Chávez-Parks Initiative’s GEAR UP/College Day within the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. National Campus Compact and the Lumina Foundation provided supplemental support for the design of the tool.