Campus Connections is a wellness and resiliency-oriented service-learning course that pairs UCCS students and youth from the community in mentor-mentee relationships. Youth are referred through our El Paso Country Community partners and are matched with a UCCS student who provides one-on-one therapeutic mentoring throughout the semester.
Mentors spend four hours once a week with their mentee providing academic support, career planning, and promoting positive social skill development.
UCCS mentors support youth in building goals while providing a supportive environment to help them achieve those goals. Campus Connections takes place on UCCS’s campus, giving participants exposure to university life and the potential to explore the possibilities of lifelong learning.
Campus connections was originally developed by our partners at Colorado State University (CSU) and spread to our partners at the University of Northern Colorado who have generously collaborated with us to bring Campus Connections to UCCS and Colorado Springs. Campus Connections at UCCS will have its inaugural year in 2019.