Campus Connections is a 12-week program held one evening per week from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at UCCS in Columbine Hall. Campus Connections offers one-on-one mentoring for community youth, typically referred from the juvenile justice system, schools, and other youth service providers.
**Fall 2020- Due to continuing precautions because of COVID-19 we are only hosting the first night of the program (9/17/2020) on campus. Starting on 9/24 we will host the program on Thursday nights on Zoom from 4:30-6pm. For more information please contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is Eligible for Campus Connections?
Campus Connections is for youth in middle school and high school who reside in El Paso County and would benefit from working one-on-one with a UCCS student mentor. To see if a youth is eligible, please contact Campus Connections at email@example.com or 719-255-3891.
How do I get my child into Campus Connections?
Currently, we are accepting referrals from District 11 middle schools. Contact your youth's school counselor about submitting a referral for them. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Who are the Campus Connections mentors?
Campus Connections mentors are UCCS undergraduate and graduate students who are trained mentors for youth. We currently accept mentor applicants from all undergraduate programs.
What are the expectations for youth at Campus Connections?
What do I do if my youth cannot make it to Campus Connections?
If your child is unable to make it one night, please call or have them call the Campus Connections office at 719-255-3891 to be excused. Please be sure to communicate the reason why they are absent because it will be included in their progress report for that night.
What are the outcomes of participating in Campus Connections?
At UCCS, we are just beginning our Campus Connections program and plan on evaluating our outcomes to better understand the effects of the program as we grow. Since its implementation in 2008, Colorado State University (CSU) has been researching the outcomes of its Campus Connections program.
Initial results indicate positive outcomes for participants involved in Campus Connections. We are hoping our data reflects the success of their program.