Mentor Nightly Schedule


Mentor Nightly Schedule

Time Activity
3:00-4:00pm Pre-Lab
4:00-4:30pm Walk & Talk
4:30-5:30pm Supporting School Success
5:30-6:00pm Dinner
6:00-7:00pm Pro-Social Activities (facilitated by mentor)
7:00-8:00pm Pro-Social Activities (facilitated by mentor)
8:00-9:00pm Post-Lab


Pre-lab is a time for mentors to meet with their course instructors, Mentor Coaches, and fellow mentors to discuss the upcoming evening and practice skills. During this time, weekly readings are integrated into preparation for the night to come. 

Walk & Talk

Walk & Talk is a half hour walk. Mentor families or groups of mentor-mentee pairs "tour the campus" on walks to different buildings across campus. This is a time for mentors to build relationships with their mentees as well as for mentees to get outside, get moving, and explore everything that a college campus has to offer.

Supporting School Success

Supporting School Success is one-on-one time that youth spend with their mentor to focus on academics/career-planning. During this time mentees can work on anything from homework, study skills, and time management skills to building their résumés. Other specialized academic and professional skill building activities are sometimes offered.



A nutritious, family-style dinner is provided either through partnerships with local food banks or in the campus Dining Hall. Youth meals are covered by the program and mentors either purchase their meal or bring their own.

Pro-Social Activities

Each week our mentors take turns leading and participating in different activities designed for the youth. These activities are intentionally created to be pro-social and encourage positive recreation and interactions between everyone involved.

Activities change weekly and include a variety of interactive games, cultural activities, arts and crafts, and more.


Post-Lab is a time for mentors to meet with their course instructor, Graduate Assistants, Mentor Coach, and fellow mentors to debrief about the evening. This is an open forum to discuss success stories as well as possible concerns from the night and receive support from instructors and peers.