College Mentors for Kids is a service-based group that mentors local at-risk youth. Focusing on elementary-aged kids, College Mentors buses the kids to campus once a week, where they meet one-on-one with a mentor who, over the school year, acquaints them with the campus in various activities. Each buddy pair is a part of a buddy family consisting of other little buddies and their mentors. One day a week for two hours, the buddy families participate in various activities around campus, highlighting the benefits of coming to college. Past activities have included going to Assembly Hall to watch the basketball team practice, going to a chemistry lab where a professor teaches them how to make ice cream, and visiting the Indiana Daily Student where they get to make the front page of a newspaper. The experience of visiting IU each week is especially beneficial to these kids because many of them come from low-income families where neither parent has attended college.
Apply to be a mentor today! Applications are open until September 13th!