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Campus Corps recruiting mentors

March 7, 2014

Are you interested in serving as a mentor for at-risk youth? Consider joining Campus Corps!

Campus Corps is a multidisciplinary service learning course (HDFS 470. 3 credits) involving CSU students and at-risk youth who have been referred through the juvenile justice system, schools, and community agencies. Campus Corps is offered on four different nights (Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs during the fall and on Wednesdays in the summer) once a week. Youth come to campus for four hours on the day they sign up for to explore the campus together through fun walks, have dinner, and participate in positive social activities. Students spend the four hours with the youth engaging in both individual (assigned mentee) and group mentoring. Students arrive one hour before the youth to prepare, and stay one hour after to debrief and wrap up the evening.

Mentoring also looks great on your resume! It gives you an important new skill set and professional experience with adolescents.

Campus Corps is unlike any other class you will take at CSU. Students have described their experience as life changing, and one of the most memorable experiences of their college career.

Summer applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, and should be delivered to Gifford Room 142. (Note: Returning mentors will be prioritized for the summer program. Summer session of Campus Corps will be on Wednesdays.)

Fall applications are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, and should be delivered to Gifford Room 142. Students will be informed of their acceptance in advance of fall registration.

Learn more

1. Check out the website.

2. Attend an informational meeting; this is required of all applicants unless you are a returning Campus Corps mentor.

Information sessions for the spring 2014 semester:

  • 8-9 p.m. March 11, Behavioral Sciences Building A101
  • 7-8 p.m. March 12, Behavioral Sciences Building A101
  • 8-9 a.m. March 13, Behavioral Sciences Building 103 (note this is a morning session)
  • 8-9 p.m. March 13, Behavioral Sciences Building A101
  • 7-8 p.m. March 25, Behavioral Sciences Building A101
  • 7-8 p.m. March 26, Behavioral Sciences Building A101
  • 8-9 a.m. March 27, Behavioral Sciences Building 107 (note this is a morning session)
  • 7-8 p.m. March 28, Behavioral Sciences Building A101

Attendance at one of these sessions is required. You are under no obligation to apply if you attend the meeting; just come and learn about this exciting program.

3. Speak with a current Campus Corps mentor: Current CSU Campus Corps mentors are happy to share their experienes as well as answer any questions you have about being a mentor. To connect with a current member, contact Jon Watson via email or phone at (970) 492-4004.


Contact: Jen Krafchick
E-mail: jen.krafchick@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 492-4004