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TIME Mentoring Program


The mission of the TIME Mentoring Program is to help form meaningful relationships between Upward Bound students with college students or community professionals who share their career interests and goals. This is achieved through e-mail and other online tools to provide a more convenient means of contact that ensures a longer, more communicative connection.
Mentors are expected to e-mail their mentees on a weekly basis, attend quarterly events, submit monthly logs of their interactions with their assigned mentee, and periodically check the website for new training materials and updates.


Who can be a mentor?

  • Faculty/staff at higher education institutions
  • Elementary or secondary school teachers
  • Professionals within the community
  • Ohio University students

Why be a mentor?

  • Studies show that being a mentor can positively influence your own professional drive, ambition and productivity.
  • It is a great opportunity to get involved in your community!
  • Mentoring will not conflict with your busy schedule. Because T.I.M.E. is web-based, you don't need to have a huge amount of free time to take part. All we ask is weekly contact via e-mail; you choose when!
  • YOU can really make the difference to our students.

How to Join:

To become an Upward Bound TIME Mentor, complete and submit an application. For other questions or concerns, please contact the Upward Bound office at 740-593-0728 or at