Campus Connections

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Campus Connections?
Campus Connections offers one-on-one mentoring for youth ages 11-18, and can serve as a resource for parents or community partners seeking positive support for youth facing a broad variety of difficulties. Undergraduate mentors work closely with graduate level family therapists to provide a positive, safe, engaging environment, committed to bringing out the best in each youth. The Campus Connections team is also committed to identifying, redirecting, and monitoring any unhealthy thought or behavior patterns, empowering youth to overcome negative impulses and return to their best selves.

Who is eligible for Campus Connections?
Campus Connections is for youth ages 11-18 who could use the support of a CSU student mentor as they pursue their full academic and social potential. Often these are youth referred by family or friends, though they may also be referred by school counselors, social workers, the Department of Human Services, probation officers, or the District Attorney’s office. For eligibility information, please contact the Campus Connections Case Manager at (970) 988-9811.

How do I get my child into Campus Connections?
The 12-week Campus Connections program runs twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Please contact the Campus Connections Case Manager at 970-988-9811 to discuss enrolling your child in the next session of Campus Connections. After working with the Case Manager to assess whether or not this program is a good fit for your child, you will be able to set up an appointment to fill out the paperwork for the next session.

How is Campus Connections funded?
Campus Connections is funded in part by the Bohemian Foundation and Colorado State University.

Who are the Campus Connections mentors?
Campus Connections mentors are undergraduate students at Colorado State University. Mentors come from a variety of 85 different majors including Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Health and Exercise Science, Spanish, and Social Work. Mentors are generally juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. After their application has been accepted to be a part of the program, which includes having a minimum GPA of 2.5, prospective mentors must submit a full background check and attend three weeks of training to learn the best practices of mentoring prior to the arrival of the youth.

What to do if my youth cannot make it to Campus Connections?
If your child is unable to make it one night, please have him or her call 970-988-9811 to be excused . Please be sure to communicate the reason why he or she is absent because it will be included in the progress report for that night.

How do I get to Campus Connections?
Please view the Campus Connections Directions link located on the right side of the page.

What is the Campus Connections nightly schedule?
Please view the Campus Connections Schedule link for a detailed schedule located on the right side of the page.

What are the expectations for the youth at Campus Connections?
Please view the Campus Connections Expectations link located on the right side of the page.