Our Program

Our Goal

The goal of the Crawford County Mentoring Program (CCMP) is to encourage the development of a meaningful relationship between an adult role model and a child. The program spans the six school districts of Crawford County, Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Galion, and Wynford; and includes students in grades K-12. 

The Crawford County Mentoring Program (CCMP) is

  • a one-to-one relationship between a volunteer adult role model and a student;
  • provides support and encouragement;
  • an effective way to improve a student’s self-esteem, expand their vision of opportunities and apply themselves in school.

This unique relationship can help a young person to develop

  • academic;
  • social;
  • personal skills to foster success in his/her future.

How is it being funded?

CCMP is currently funded by state and federal dollars that are received through a TANF Grant. This fund is administered by the Department of Jobs and Family Services. Additional support is being received through the Community Foundation for Crawford County and Crawford 20/20 Vision.

How do students qualify?

Any Grade K-12 student may be referred to the mentoring program by a teacher, counselor, or other school staff, parent/guardian.  Referral and screening protocols have been established to focus the program on students with at-risk behaviors.

Who can be a mentor?

Any individual who has a strong desire to help students and who displays the following characteristics:

  • Personal commitment to be involved with a youth once a week during the school year;
  • Respect for individuals and for their abilities and their right to make their own choices in life;
  • Ability to listen and to accept different points of view;
  • Ability to empathize with another person’s struggles;
  • Ability to see solutions and opportunities;
  • Flexibility and openness.