"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.)





Fall is the time for......

Make a Difference 
   Donate to the Scholarhsip Fund

 24 mentees have already requested money for post-secondary education for the fall of 2019! 
The Scholarship Board has answered the call distributing $20,750 since July

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.

Each Mentor Coordinator in the Champaign
-Urbana schools holds a "brown bag" (bring your own lunch) session for mentors at their school each semester.    Several Brown Bags  that have been held recently included "Sharing Power with your Mentee", "Setting Boundaries", "Learning about each other", and "holiday crafts".  If you haven't heard about your school's brown bag, check in with your mentor coordinator.

December 2019 

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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