The CLEO Legally Inspired College Kohorts of Students (CLICKS) was a multi-state program that empowered underserved high school students through structured mentorship and exposure to the legal, sports, and health professions.


Most highly successful adults have had four to five mentors in their professional life. On the job and in their community organizations, mentors play important roles in the lives of their mentees. Whether it’s career advice, personal concerns, or navigating life – a good mentor can help pave the way for both short- and long-term success.

Career Advice
Personal Concerns
Navigating Life



1. What’s required of a mentor?

The desire and commitment to help a young underserved high school student receive the information and support to graduate and enroll in college.

2. What about training?

YES, you must complete an online training module and attend a two-hour seminar prior to engaging with your mentee.

3. Are background checks required?

Definitely! It’s in everyone’s best interest.

4. How often will I meet with my mentee?

Mentors are asked to meet with their mentees three to four times a month, (twice in person), and to attend special events and activities.

5. How long am I expected to mentor the student?

A two-year commitment is preferable.

6. What type of support will I receive?

In addition to the initial training, the CLICKS Mentoring Consultant will host webinars. Mentor-only group sessions will also provide a support forum.

7. Are there any financial obligations?


8. How do I apply?

The application period has ended.


1. Why me?

CLICKS members learn life skills, receive personal support, participate in fun activities, and become part of a team.

2. What’s the cost?

Nothing, it’s FREE!

3. How long does the program last?

One year, with an opportunity to renew in year two.

4. How do I sign up?

The application period has ended.

5. What else do I need?

Parental permission is required.

6. Are there other requirements?

You must commit to regular attendance, participation, and the CLICKS Code of Conduct.

7. Anything else?

You and your parent(s)/guardian(s) must view a 30-minute video.


Cassandra Sneed Ogden
Chief Executive Officer
CLEO, Inc.

CLICKS Project Director

Julie D. Long
Director, Finance and Administration
CLEO, Inc.

CLICKS Grant Manager

Judy H. Kim, PhD
The Evaluation Consulting Group

CLICKS Lead Program Evaluator

Leigh Allen II
VP, Marketing and Development
CLEO, Inc.

CLICKS Regional Coordinator, Maryland

Bernetta J. Hayes
Director, Prelaw Program Operations
CLEO, Inc. 

CLICKS Regional Coordinator, Washington, DC

Lynda Cevallos, Esq.
Director, Prelaw Educational Activities
CLEO, Inc.

CLICKS Regional Coordinator,
Northern Virginia

Samuel Finkelstein

Principal, CEO & Co-Founder
Legal Prep Charter Academies

CLICKS Regional Coordinator, Illinois


The CLICKS Mentoring Program was graciously funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). To learn more about OJJDP, please visit their website.