"Building Relationships,
  Changing Lives"

Welcome to CU 1-to-1, Champaign/Urbana's school based mentoring program!  Here you will find information about our program, events that are going on, how we are effecting positive change in the lives of our communities' children, and how YOU can become a mentor and join the ranks of our amazing mentoring community! (Click the mentor button to the right.)





It's National Mentor Month!

Every few days this month we will be thanking mentors from a different school in Champaign-Urbana!   Some of the mentees from each school have written thank you notes to their mentors and one note from the school being honored will be posted.   Check back daily to see if it is a note to you!  Check the FaceBook Page as well, a different note from the same school will be featured!

Thank You  Jefferson Middle School Mentors

    Peter Andersen, Tara Beveroth, Ann Brodsky, Tasha Buchmiller, Dan Casillas, Sara Cassel, Joe Coffman, Donna Craw, Elyse Davis, Brian Finet, Kevin Frings, Kim Fritchey, Ka'Shemma Gantt, Leah Gomez, Rich Griffet, Ashley Hallock, Vickie Hemann, Jennifer Hesch, Kimberly Hodges Otchere, Gail Hudson Hankins, Stephen Johnson, Brandy King, Lisa Lawrence, Dick Leonard, Cindy Lockett, Traci Logue, Dulcy Ludwig, Julie McClure, Frank McCurry, Nicole McCurry, Jason Meier, Franci Miller, Khadiga Mohamed, Janis Navigato, Nikisha Nelson, Kelly Nykaza, Nicole Odulate, Timothy Payne, Sam Penland, Jolee Phelps, Regan Phillips, Colleen Pihl, Kevin Price, Arielle Rausin, Anna Rice, Joyce Rowitz, Allyson Sanborn, Elizabeth Squire, Cate Stallmeyer-Gerard, Carol Stanek, Andrew Troutt, David Williams, Connie Zarick    



Talk to your friends about becoming a mentor!
Next trainings are: January 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and February 12, 11:30 - 1:30

Upcoming Social/fundraising Events

Portillo's for Good Fundraiser

1/23/2020 4-8 p.m. Portillo's 2306 N Prospect
See News and Events Page for more info and to RSVP

for Good Fundraiser
Thusday, January 23 4 - 8
2306 N. Prospect

Mentor Breakfast
Tuesday, January 28, 7:15 - 8:30
Stone Creek Church, 2502 S. Race, U

Thank Your Mentor Day
Thursday, January 30, all day

Use your mentor benefit card at local businesses.  Thank your own mentor!

January 2020 

Each month we will be highlighting a mentor in the Champaign/Urbana school district.  These are the faces of community members who are giving a hour of their time per week to meet, have fun, and make a positive impact on the lives of our children.  We are so grateful for each of them and all they do---join the ranks of some awesome people who dare to "be the change". 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi




Name: Khadiga Mohamed

Mentor at: Jefferson Middle School

Grade of Mentee:  6

Why is he mentor of the month?
Khadiga was nominated by Stratton Elemenatary coordinator Ann Brodsky because she is a fantastic listener and is able to really tune in to her mentee and what is on her mentee's mind.

How long have you been mentoring?  3 years

What inspired you to mentor? 
Khadiga wanted to mentor to "Help others in need of guidance and to share my life experience with the younger generation."  She says it is very rewarding for her to help and to bring a smile to others.

What is your favorite aspect of mentoring?
Khadiga enjoys exploring her internal strengths and using them to handle sress and difficulties.

Why do you think others should mentor? 
Khadiga believes that it is important to feel responsible for your local community and to help the community overcome challenges and build talents.  She says, "Helping others propagates goodness in the society."

Upcoming mentor training dates:

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Urbana Middle School - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Mellon Board Room -11:30 - 1:30

To sign up for a training contact:

Lauren Smith in Champaign

Tom Howley in Urbana



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Make a Difference 
   Donate to the Scholarhsip Fund

Why not consider donating money to the Mentoring Scholarship Foundation in honor or memory of someone?  Watch the video below to see what a difference it can make to mentees attending college.  Contact Lauren Smith smithla@u4sd.org for more information.

Portillo's fundraiser tonight!