Mentoring transforms lives: we connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. This semester, we are excited to introduce College Mentors Live -- the latest installment of College Mentors at Home! College Mentors Live is a series of videos that highlight different chapters and showcase unique aspects …
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College Mentors for Kids has spent the year remodeling, renovating and rehabbing our traditional mentoring program, adapting it for the current virtual world. Although the delivery may look a little bit different, our program is still transforming lives through mentoring. Please join us virtually for our first-ever national Inspire Celebration to experience how College Mentors …
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 Mentoring transforms lives: we connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. January is National Mentoring Month. Launched in 2002 by MENTOR National and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Month is focused on raising awareness for mentoring and how mentoring amplifies change. …
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 Mentoring transforms lives: we connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. Black History Month is a celebration and time to elevate Black individuals who have been an essential part of our history. Our chapters are still starting for their spring semester, so we're looking back to last year’s activities at this …
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While the last year has been challenging, spring is upon us and it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the bright spots. It’s been positive to remember that the most important part of our program is creating mentoring relationships. With some ups and downs, we have been able to make this happen! When we faced …
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This April, join College Mentors for Kids in recognizing our volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month. Officially declared in 1974, National Volunteer Month is a time to reflect on the impact that volunteers across the country have had on their communities -- and College Mentors is no exception! Countless college student mentors have volunteered with …
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Celia, Former Little Buddy & Current Mentor

, University of Southern Indiana
Celia’s Story A mentoring relationship is a powerful bond that can positively influence the mentor as much as the mentee. Just ask Celia Langford – she’s been on both sides. Celia was involved with College Mentors for Kids at the University of Southern Indiana chapter during the 2002-2003 school year when she was in the …
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Kayla Viola

, Cornell University
Name: Kayla Viola Hometown: Webster, NY University: Cornell University Interesting fact: “I worked at Disney for 7 months in the Labor Relations department.” Why did you get involved with College Mentors? “My roommate told me about the club and I was immediately interested. I know of many kids that could benefit from a program like …
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Sofie Rosenzweig

, Northwestern University
Name: Sofie Rosenzweig Hometown: Chicago, IL University: Northwestern University Interesting fact: “I have a collection of over 300 pigs in my room at home!” Why did you get involved with College Mentors? “My friend at Northwestern who already signed up told me about it!” What impact has College Mentors for Kids had on your life? “I …
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Samantha Boatright

, Valparaiso University
Name: Samantha Boatright Hometown: Rockford, Michigan University: Valparaiso University Interesting fact: “I studied abroad in Namibia, Africa for a semester.” Why did you get involved with College Mentors for Kids? “I got involved with College Mentors because I am obsessed with kids, and I knew I needed a way to still be surrounded by kids …
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Jakar & David

, Marian University
Meeting someone new and starting a new relationship can be tough. This can be true even for our kids and college students when they are first paired up. But what better way to create a bond than over a shared, funny experience? That’s what happened to Jakar and David. Jakar was a little buddy at …
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Sam & John

, University of Kentucky
Last year, Sam was a 5th grader at Harrison Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky. John was a junior studying to be a physician’s assistant at the University of Kentucky. Their paths were intertwined when John was paired with Sam as his mentor at the University of Kentucky chapter of College Mentors for Kids. At first glance, …
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