College Mentors for Kids is an innovative, not for profit, mentoring program designed to provide young children with opportunities for successful and viable futures. College Mentors for Kids cultivates ongoing mentoring relationships between college and elementary-aged students through shared learning experiences on the campus and in the community, in order to increase the percentage of children who become responsible and productive adults.
Our organization provides free one-on-one mentoring for ʺat-riskʺ Lafayette children. We define ʺat-riskʺ children to be either potential first generation college students, or living below the poverty line. Each child is paired with a Purdue University student, who they will meet with one day a week on campus.
We service the following schools:
-Glen Acres Elementary
-Sunnyside Middle School
Free transportation is provided to and from Purdue during the day of activity. The child will be returned to their school at approximately 5:45pm.
Sample Minute by Minute Itinerary & Locations
3:30 Little buddies arrive at Purdue
3:30-3:50 Bathroom & Snack
Discuss expectations & prepare for activity: (Add areas/questions for discussion)
3:50-4:00 Walk to the activity location.
4:00-4:20 Guest speaker
4:20-4:45 Hands-on activity
4:45-4:50 Clean Up
4:50-5:10 Journal time (Questions regarding activity)
5:10-5:30 Pack up & go home
The mission of connecting College Students with the most to give to the kids who need it most is brought to life by fostering inspiration to transform lives, education to change attitudes, and connections to increase opportunities. The vision of College Mentors is to help school children look forward sooner and be able to give back later.
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College Mentors for Kids is dedicated to cultivating ongoing one-on-one relationships between college and elementary aged students through shared experiences on the campus and in the community. These relationships are designed to increase a child's awareness and interest in higher education, and create a service learning environment for them.