Youth & Family FAQ's
- What is Campus Connections?
Campus Connections is a 12-week program offered twice a year that offers one-on-one mentoring for local youth (ages 11-18 years) who are referred by our community partners. Campus Connections is held Feb-May and Sep-Dec, one evening per week from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at UNC. Each youth is paired with a UNC student mentor who is committed to provide a positive, safe, encouraging and comfortable place to develop meaningful mentor relationships in order to strengthen youth life skills, self-confidence, pro-social behaviors, and productive engagement with the community.
- Who is eligible for Campus Connections?
Campus Connections is for youth who reside in Weld County, ages 11-18, who could benefit from working one-on-one with a UNC student mentor. To see if a youth is eligible, please contact Campus Connections at 970-351-1635 or email@example.com.
- How do I get my child into Campus Connections?
Youth are primarily referred to UNC's Campus Connections program directly by our community partners, including the Juvenile Court Magistrate, Weld County Probation, Pre-Trail Services, and schools. We also consider referrals directly from family members. Please contact Campus Connections at 970-351-1635 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss enrolling your child in Campus Connections.
- Who are the Campus Connections mentors?
Campus Connections mentors are UNC undergraduate and graduate students who are trained mentors for youth. Mentors come from a variety of majors including Professional Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, Sociology, Human Services, Criminal Justice and more.
- What are the expectations for youth at Campus Connections?Please view Campus Connections Youth Expectations.
- Where does Campus Connections take place?Campus Connections takes place on UNC's Greeley campus in McKee Hall. See Location & Directions.
- 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 970-351-1635 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.
- How do I get to Campus Connections?
- What is the Campus Connections nightly schedule?Please view Campus Connections Youth Nightly Schedule.
- What are the outcomes of participating in Campus Connections?We are currently evaluating Campus Connections to better understand the effects of the program. Colorado State University (CSU) implemented Campus Connections in 2008. Since then, CSU has been researching outcomes for a number of years.
Initial program results indicate positive effects for youth participants involved in Campus Connections. View reports of CSU’s Campus Connections Outcomes.
- Who are UNC's Community Partners?
Our current community partners include: the Juvenile Court Magistrate, Weld County Probation, School District 6, Weld County Department of Human Services and Weld County Office of the District Attorney.