CCAK is a volunteer mentoring program whose goal is to provide a consistent, reliable adult presence in the lives of children who live in the Greater Waterville area. Our mentors act as role models, friends, and academic guides. The role of the mentor is to help a child learn to trust others, build self-esteem, and increase the chances for academic success.
For the college, the mentoring initiative will reaffirm Colby’s status as an active member of the Greater Waterville community, and will lend a new dimension to our commitment to encourage civic responsibility as an essential part of a liberal arts education.
Finally, our student-mentors will nourish their own humanity, deepen their sense of the importance of personal relationships, and lend soulful resonance to their college years.