Benefits of Campus Connections

​​​​Benefits of Campus Connections

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Campus Connections benefits youth participants and the community. At Campus Connections, youth receive weekly one-on-one mentoring that includes assistance with schoolwork, exploring UCCS’s campus, eating a free healthy dinner, building healthy relationships, and participating in enriching and fun activities.

Campus Connections aims to strengthen life skills, self-confidence, and productive engagement with the community. The goals of the program are to promote the resilience and life success of our youth as well as strengthen community systems in order to better serve youth, their families and the greater community. Additionally, Campus Connections strives to prepare UCCS students to become community-engaged leaders.

What does a night with Campus Connections look like? Check out our nightly schedule to see.


Focus on Education

Because Campus Connections participants interact with university students they experience firsthand the possibilities of education and the importance of learning.

Campus Connections provides resources and support to help youth increase their academic success and start planning for their future.

Evidence-Based Practices

Campus Connections is grounded in evidence-based practices for youth mentoring and aims to strengthen youth life skills, self-confidence, and productive engagement with the community.

Mentors are trained by Campus Connections staff and receive multi-level support each week.

Counseling Services

Youth who participate in Campus Connections at UCCS have access to counseling services through graduate-level counseling interns who are supervised by university faculty.