Youth Nightly Schedule
4:20-4:30pm Youth Check-in
We ask that youth arrive slightly before or promptly at 4:30pm to greet mentors, sign in and get ready for the evening. For the success of our program it is important that all youth arrive on time.
4:30-5:00pm Walk & Talk
Walk & Talk is an activity set up for Mentor Families (groups of four mentor/mentee pairs) to walk around together and familiarize themselves with the college campus. Mentor Families take walks to different parts of UNC's campus each week that are meant to familiarize youth with the campus and everything UNC has to offer.
Once arriving at the destination there are several questions for youth to answer while learning about the opportunities college has to offer. This time is also important for mentors to catch up with their youth about the past week’s events.
5:00-6:00pm Supporting School Success
Supporting School Success provides individualized tutoring for youth with their mentor. Youth are expected to bring homework or GED prep material every night to work on. If youth have absolutely no homework, they can work on study skills, goal-setting, career planning, college planning, time management, and how to access education and career resources.
Dinner is provided by the Weld Food Bank, at no cost to youth and their family, and is enjoyed every night with mentors in their Mentor Families.
6:30-7:30pm & 7:30-8:30pm Pro-Social Activities
The remainder of the evening is broken into two, one-hour blocks where mentors and mentees engage in a variety of pro-social activities designed to create community and have fun. These community activities work on developing niches, hobbies, competencies, personal growth and gaining confidence in a skill. The activities have a ride range including art projects, creative writing, cooking classes, sports, dance, yoga, cultural activities, guest speakers and more.
Campus Connections ends at 8:30pm each week so please plan on being here by then to pick up your youth or have another arrangement for them to get home.
Each night we will send home a progress report on your child to keep you informed of and involved in how your child is doing in the program.