Mentor & Mentee Session Update
August 2021
2021-22 Mentor & Mentee Sessions
We are happy to announce that mentor & mentee sessions can begin immediately. Thank you mentors for your continued dedication to your mentee and support of our program.
Collier County Public Schools is not permitting volunteers in schools at this time, mentor and mentee sessions can take place in two ways:

  • Take Stock in Children App - Virtual sessions can be hosted weekly on the app. The Take Stock app, provided by the state organization, is now updated and ready for the 2021-2022 school year. It allows mentors and mentees to video chat, text chat, schedule sessions, and hold virtual "chat-style" sessions, all from a SmartPhone, tablet, or computer. This is the only video conferencing platform permitted for sessions, as it is monitored and secured. 

  • Champions For Learning Office - In-person sessions can be scheduled, in advance, at the Champions For Learning office by emailing We have common space in our new Cafe (mask or face covering required) or outdoor patio.

Take Stock in Children App
Take Stock App Video Chat: Guidelines for Engagement
  • Mentors must be the one to launch the video chat (mentees cannot launch the session from their chat screen)
  • Video chat for up to 30 minutes per week, per mentee. This resets every Sunday at 12:01 a.m. ET
  • Video chat available from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Mentors must still manually log a session in the App
Issues with the App?
If you encounter issues with the Take Stock App, please reach out to Champions For Learning at The App is provided by the Take Stock in Children state organization so troubleshooting may also be directed to for further assistance. 
Champions For Learning