Youth Expectations

Youth Expectations

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Campus Connections is committed to providing a positive, engaging, safe and comfortable place to develop meaningful relationships and to have a good time. In order to help make Campus Connections a success for everyone, we expect our mentees to attend every session for 12 weeks. 

General Expectations

  • Youth arrive at UCCS between 3:45 and 4:00pm on Thursday nights and will leave campus around 8:00pm. Either they are dropped off by their parent or they take the UCCS van.
  • Depending on interest per school, there may be the option for the youth to utilize the UCCS van to and from campus. 
  • Bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes for walking (we’ll be going outside).

Specific Youth Expectations

In order to create and maintain a safe and positive environment the following are some behavioral expectations of our mentees:

  • Stay within arm’s length of your mentor at all times
  • Behave respectfully (no fighting, no yelling, no cussing, no outbursts)
  • Keep yourself and others safe
  • No smoking, drinking, or drugs (including paraphernalia) prior to or during Campus Connections
  • Dress appropriately (follow your school’s dress code)
  • Express feelings appropriately and engage in appropriate conversation (no bullying, no name-calling or slurs, no negativity)
  • Follow mentor and all other Campus Connections staff instructions the first time
  • Keep hands to yourself
  • Only enrolled youth are allowed at Campus Connections
  • No use of cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices during Campus Connections, except in the case of an emergency
  • Bring schoolwork or GED prep assignments each night
  • No contact with mentors outside of Campus Connections until the end of the 12-week program