Benefits of Campus Connections
Campus Connections benefits both youth participants and the community. At Campus Connections, each week youth have the opportunity to receive one-on-one mentoring that includes assistance with schoolwork, exploring UNC's campus, eating a free healthy dinner, building healthy relationships, and participating in enriching and fun activities.
Campus Connections aims to strengthen youth life skills, self-confidence, and productive engagement with the community. The goals of the program are to promote the resilience and life success of community youth as well as strengthen community systems in order to better serve youth, their families and the greater community. Additionally, Campus Connections strives to prepare UNC students to become community engaged leaders.
Campus Connections is housed in UNC's Department of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education (APCE), the same department houses the Psychological Services Clinic (PSC). The PSC provides counseling and assessment services to Greeley and surrounding communities.
Focus on Education
Because Campus Connections is located entirely on a college campus, youth experience firsthand the possibilities of education and the importance of learning.
Campus Connections provides resources and support to help youth increase their academic success and start planning for their future.
Campus Connections is grounded in evidence-based practices for youth mentoring and aims to strengthen youth life skills, self-confidence, and productive engagement with the community.
Mentors are trained by Campus Connections staff and receive multi-level support each week.
Free Counseling Services
Youth who participate in Campus Connections at UNC, as well as their families, have access to free services through UNC's Psychological Services Clinic (PSC), including individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, parent consultation, play therapy, and assessment services.