"Building Relationships,
  Changing Lives"
  

Welcome to CU 1-to-1, Champaign/Urbana's school based mentoring program!  Our mission is to positively impact the lives of select Champaign-Urbana studenst by pairing them with adult mentors to provide support, encouragment, and guidance.  Here you will find information about our program, events, 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.)

YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE

IN THE LIFE

OF ONE CHILDTODAY

Congratulations to our graduating Seniors and their Mentors

Champaign Centennial High School 2020 Graduates and their Mentors
 

Mentee                                                                

Divontae Bailey                              
Aliyah Brown                                
Cameron Cole                               
Angel Diaz                                              
Jariyah Dillon                                   
Chyna Eldridge                               
Colton Grimes                               
Taylor Hale                                       
Jasmyn Hoffman                             
Termarion Howard                         
Dayanna James                             
Jamel Jones                                   
Bryson McClendon                       
Basha Milam                                                               
Shayrea Netter                               
Tyson Sigler                                   

 

Champaign Central High School 2020 Graduates and their Mentors
 

Mentee                                                               
Ashanti Adams                               
Pascual Andres                             
Breanna Binion                             
Misael Carmona                             
Keondra Howell                             
Madison Osler                               
Godelieve Tshimanga                    

Champaign Novak Academy 2020 Graduates and their Mentors

Mentee
Tommy Epperson
Brenton Golding
Perla Juarez

Champaign St.  Thomas Moore High School 2020 Graduate and Mentor

Tyronn Lee

Urbana HIgh School 2020 Graduates and their Mentors

Mentee
Christian Bautista
Kynzee Boatstick
Adam Christman
Christopher Cross
Isabelle Gibb

Liberty Gibb
Izabella Hall
Briah Harris-Howard
Matthew Horner
Kiariah Lawrence
Allanah Lockett
Sebastian Marlow
Emerson Owens
Vanessa Ramon Calderon
Jocelyn Shipman
Antaneice Sibley
Alexis Stallworth
Ashanti Thomas
Timothy Tull
Tonaea Webb
Tionna Winn
Traeton Woods

 Mentor
Calvin Cooper
Nancy Hiner
Jeff Damler
Max Calvo
Lisa Klotz
Joan Beckemeyer
Paul Loechl
Susan Vargas
Janet Roadcap
Dan Ditchfield
Julia Schmidt
Jay Ard
Guy Grant
Jan Mabry 
Jessica Heckenmueller
Caleb Ingram

 Mentor
Mallory Haas
Arnold Blair
Rebecca Brooks
Scott McNish
Megan Kryzanski
Keary Roberts
Sara Easter

 Mentor
Anthony Cobb
Aaron O'Conner
Paula Hays

 Mentor
Demetrius (DJ) Morton
Carmen Kirby
Steve Higgins
Paul Taylor
Andrea Alghalith
Patsy Pratt
Marsha Colbert
Clinae Campbell
Dave Kuehn
Erin McGill
Darla Deakin
Bob Davis
Brian Walsh
Patrice Salerno
Erin Lippitz-Gelsthrope
Jessica Brown
Spring Pirtle
Julia Shirley
Hank Sanford
Sharon Scott
Lilyan Levant
Wayne Schmidt

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Terry Holleman
 


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July 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: Hugo Herrera

Mentor at: Edison Middle School

Grade of Mentee: 7

Why is he mentor of the month?
Edison Mentor Coordinator Christy Levitan says, "Hugo is such an enthusiastic mentor.  Each week, he comes to Edison with amazing energy for his Mentee.  Hugo is always wiling to do anything his Mentee wants to do (playing sports, arts & crafts, playing board games).  Hugo's Mentee loves spending time with Hugo.  Anytime I see his Mentee at Edison, he asks about when Hugo is coming to mentor.  Hugo's Mentee would love it if Hugo could come everyday to mentor."

How long have you been mentoring?  2 years with my current Mentee, and four years with my previous Mentee.

What inspired you to mentor? 
Being a friend and a role model to young students.  For me, personally, as a kid I always loved spending time with older friends and family members who I could look up to.  So to be able to be that person now, is very meaningful and I know it makes a great impact on our young students.

What is your favorite aspect of mentoring?
The bond that you establish with your Mentee.  Being a trustworthy friend and resource for these kids is immensely satisfying.  Spending quality time with each other serves us both very well.

Why do you think others should mentor? 
I believe others should mentor because there is such a need from our young students to have someone they can just talk to and have as a resource without any pressures from school or home life.  It's a very rewarding thing to be a mentor and I try my best to persuade others by telling them how enjoyable and impactful it truly is.

Fall 2020 mentor training dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Urbana Middle School
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Champaign Mellon Bldg.
Wednesday,  Oct. 14, 11:30 - 1:30 Champaign Mellon Bldg.

 

If you are interested in mentoring contact:

Lauren Smith in Champaign
smithla@u4sd.org

Tom Howley in Urbana
thowley@usd116.org

MENTOR SPOTLIGHT

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   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.

Mentor/Mentee 2020 Year-end Slide Shows

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See what a few of our graduating seniors and their mentors have to say about mentoring. 

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