Campus Connections Learning Community
THERE IS MORE TO CAMPUS CONNECTIONS THAN SERVING AS A MENTOR…
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Campus Connections: Youth Mentoring engages CSU students with youth who have experienced adversity through a 3-credit service-learning course. The Campus Connections Learning Community (CCLC) provides ongoing opportunities for CSU students to stay involved with Campus Connections throughout their CSU career. To learn more about Campus Connections, watch this brief Campus Connections video.
To join the CCLC, students first enroll in a 3 credit course called Campus Connections (HDFS 470). Go to Campus Connections < CSU Student Involvement to find out how to apply to serve as a mentor and register for the 3 credit HDFS470 course. This course is open to all majors (over 95 different majors are represented in this course to date). In this unique service – learning course, students mentor at-risk youth in a weekly structured group mentoring program on campus. Members of the CCLC are eligible to earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Youth Mentoring
Students sign up for 1-8 credits in other areas related to Campus Connections (contact Jen Krafchick at email@example.com for more info). Participation in the CCLC allows students to gain experience working with diverse population of youth from across our community who need support from a college student mentor, develop relationships with other CCLC students and faculty, develop leadership skills, build their resume and professionalism, and help to improve the lives of local youth. Additionally, our research shows that students who participate in Campus Connections are more likely to stay at CSU and complete graduate from college than students who don’t get involved in Campus Connections.
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In order to be in the CCLC each semester you must sign up for at least one Campus Connections related credit. See details below about the different roles members of the CCLC play in Campus Connections.
In addition to the curricular part of Campus Connections (academic credits), we also get together for co-curriculum activities such as volunteering in the community or on campus together, attending a campus event together, social events such as dinners, etc.
Campus Connections is open to all CSU students including first year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer semesters. It is open to all majors and to students who are undeclared. Students must be attending Colorado State University to take part in Campus Connections.
If you are involved in any Campus Connections opportunity for 1-8 credits, you will be invited to join the CCLC and stay involved in Campus Connections as little or as much as you like. You will fill out a short application that we will provide to you.
For more information about the Campus Connections Learning Community, please contact: