Welcome to CU 1-to-1, Champaign/Urbana's school based mentoring program! Our mission is to positively impact the lives of Champaign-Urbana students 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 Graduates!
& View Year-End Slide Shows.
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Xanylah Craig Lynn Mikovich
Lauren Cravens Diane Buller
Emmon'y Davis Teresa Harvey
Taniece Davis Jazmine Summerville
Reyanna Dodd Betsy Alfonso
Jabariona Fowlkes Karen Rock
Devin Gilbert Brad Schnizlein
Kendall Henderson Dean Brown
Elijah Moore Hernandez Justin Craig
Traveon Johnson David Gray
Rachel Ormsby Diane Buller
Amareon Parker Joe Gallo
Alani Price Lynn Mikovich
Josh Taylor Wade Franklin
Izayah Alexander Justin Wilfley
Arianna Balgoyen Yolanda O'Connor
Dyamond Bass Kourtni Turner
Nick Costa David Sharpe
Franklin Crawford Nathan Rath
Hailey Hamm Margaret Mauer
India Huffman Amanda Baker
Keyon McLaurin Ron Cochran
Angel Mendoza Charles Craig
Jaliyah Nesbitt Kate Flugge
Brianna Ronk Kathryn Glynn
Terrykah Smith Margaret Stewart
Ellena Thomas Leisha Beasley
Heaven Walker Lynn Mikovich
Luca Villasenor John Gutzmer
Britany Alvarado Karen Shelton
Jose Alvarez Jeff Unger
Daijohna Billings Kristen Young
Arizona Dalton Dave Charney Nia Diaz Kim Ormsby
Kelis Dunn Caroline Ewing Helton
Corvaughn Estes Philip Gable
Marissa Guiles Courtney Tamimie Harlon Howerton-Sweid
Aaliyah Jackson Lula Chen
Eli Johnson Phyllis Winters-Williams
Bailey Kimbrell Lynnsey Brownfield
Adan MIchel Michael Bantz Brooklyn Nesbitt Arlene Anderson
Tyonna Pettius Mary Blair
Joe Tull Steve Schollmeier
Tony Walker Sharon Dill-Hardy
Jermale Young Dan Hoch
2021 Senior Award Winners
Lauren Cravens - C
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: Andre Schleife
Mentor at: Central
Grade of Mentee: 9
Why is she mentor of the month?
Suzanne Loechl, Mentor Coordinator at Central, said that Andre has been diligent about connecting with his 9th grade mentee since the beginning of the 2020 - 2021 school year. He and his mentee have played chess almost every Monday, with his mentee, who often wins! During COVID Andre has supplied a degree of normalacy for his mentee.
How long have you been mentoring? 2.0 years
What inspired you to mentor?
I heard about CU 1-1 on Nextdoor and reached out to the person posting about it. We had a phone chat and I was really intrigued by the program.
What is your favorite aspect of mentoring?
My mentee and I played a lot of different board games when we met in person and, while I normally don't know many of these games, Leyton has explained them to me and we enjoy them!
Why do you think others should mentor?
It's an awesome experience and really fun. Especially during these socially distant times, it's nice to still connect to people. And when in person, it's awesome to hang out and chat.
Fall 2021 training dates:
September 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in mentoring contact:
Lauren Smith in Champaign
Tom Howley in Urbana
See what a few of our 2021 graduating seniors and their mentors have to say about mentoring.
Taniece Davis - CI
Eli Johnson - Urbana
Terrykah Smith - Central
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 to the left to see what a difference it can make to mentees attending college. Contact Lauren Smith for more information.
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