CCAK Barbecue 2018

Founded in 2001, Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK) pairs Colby students (mentors) and local children in grades K-8 (mentees) to promote academic and social success.

As a volunteer mentoring program, CCAK’s 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 of academic success.

For the College, the mentoring initiative affirms Colby’s status as an active member of the greater Waterville community. It is one aspect of our commitment to civic responsibility as an essential part of a liberal arts education.

CCAK mentors nourish their own humanity, deepen their sense of the importance of personal relationships, and lend soulful resonance to their time at Colby.