Seeking Academic Mentors for Students in Prison

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program (CEP) provides for-credit UNC-Chapel Hill courses to students in prison, both on-site in prison facilities around Chapel Hill and in self-paced, correspondence form in prisons across the state.

The program seeks academic mentors to support and advocate for correspondence students, who complete their work alone with limited access to professors. Mentors will be paired with students, sending them monthly check-in letters, reviewing and offering feedback on their work, and providing strategies for achieving success in the CEP and in other academic pursuits. Mentors may also answer logistical questions, provide writing guides and course-relevant news and academic articles.

We expect mentoring to take 1-2 hours per month per student. All communication will go through UNC-Chapel Hill. Mentors will need to complete a criminal history check and a 1-hour training.

If interested, please contact Raphael Ginsberg, the CEP’s Associate Director.

Download our flyer:

UNC-Chapel Hill flyer for correctional education program mentors

Carolina Prison Education Mentor Call (PDF)