Campus Connections: Believe in second chances

Give at-risk youth a reason to believe in themselves again and reach their full potential.

Support the mentoring of at-risk youth in our community through Campus Connections. This service-learning, research program facilitates mentorship opportunities in which CSU undergraduates work one-on-one with local kids, ages 11-18, in a structured, intentional, multilevel mentoring community.

Youth are referred to Campus Connections from our community partners within the juvenile justice system of Larimer County, local schools, and community agencies, and directly from families. These youth are then matched with an undergraduate college student enrolled in this service-learning course.

Student mentors represent every major on campus, and spend four hours once a week with their mentee in a group setting to provide academic support and career planning, encourage positive social-skill development, assist with goal-setting, and implement wellness programming. This program is life-changing for the youth, and their families, and for the CSU students.