CHAMP/GEARUP Program

Mentor/Tutoring and
Academic Counseling

The CHAMP Program employs college students to serve as Mentors to program participants. Mentoring is an integral part of the program, allowing college students who are currently enrolled to share the benefits of attending college with our students.

Each potential Mentor has to undergo an extensive application, selection and training process including:

1. Interested candidates must complete a NJ GEAR UP Mentor Application. Please click here for the application:

https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/mentor-application.htm

2. Background Check-Applicants must complete a NJ SBI212B form so that a state background check can be performed.

3. Interview-Selected applicants will be called for individual interviews.

4. Training-Applicants who are accepted into the program must attend a three-hour training session.