Chef Doug Katz and his mentee Ryan Hill were matched by College Now of Greater Cleveland last spring. Ryan was heading off to college and Doug had just signed up to be a mentor. 

A love of cooking and food brought them together.

Last year, Doug was one of over 1,000 people who signed up to be a mentor, and College Now needs 1,000 more for the class of 2020. Many of the students will be graduates from Cleveland schools who are eligible for free tuition from “Say Yes to Education." Having a mentor is a requirement of that scholarship.

You can learn more about Doug and Ryan and how their mentor-mentee relationship is going in the player above. You can also sign up to be a mentor at www.collegenowgc.org. The deadline is March 1.

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