Events & Activities

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2022!

Centennial High School
Za'kyah Billings - Anita Foss (Mentor)
Kreshirah Brown - Sarah Payne (Mentor)
N'uki Harris - Jill Alexander (Mentor)
Aviv Sagiv - Ariella Abarbanel (Mentor)
Caleb Ware - Douglas Bluhm (Mentor)
Tobie White - Rachel Reardon (Mentor)
Kiara Williams - Andrea Kirkland (Mentor)

Central High School
Enrique Alexander - Gil Yohnka (Mentor)
Anajah Brown - Lana Freidman (Mentor)
Anthony Brown - Graham Duncan (Mentor)
Jordanne Clark - Christina Jordahl (Mentor)
Naturelle Coleman - Ashley Knowles (Mentor)
Dasweetis Cook - Ashley Knowles (Mentor)
Monisha Meeks - Laura Taylor (Mentor)
Jade Smith - Deborah McFarland (Mentor)
Jah'mir Vineyard - Clifford Wheatley (Mentor)
Amaria Washington - Angie Schoonover (Mentor)


Novak Academy
Aneia Hite - Macie Anne Sinn (Mentor)
Jalaya PIerre - Vicki Anderson (Mentor)
Beyonce Tinoco - Nancy Mansfield (Mentor)


READY and other
Malaya Howard - Kristen Morris (Mentor)
Leanne Thompson - Teresa Cardador (Mentor)
Nevaeh Washington (Danville HS) - Kristen Morris (Mentor)
Kaidyn Williams - Norman Miller (Mentor)

Urbana High School
Lauren Bell - Elizabeth and Grace Rogers (Mentors)
Jaden DeBerry - Tamlyn Motley (Mentor)
Marisol Diego-Juan - Mary Barineau (Mentor)
Delice Longueli - Katie Hollenbeck (Mentor)
Ryder Matteson - Jeff Chandler (Mentor)
Jabez Pelmore - Ryan Lowry (Mentor)
Jospeh Rees - Howie Schein (Mentor)
Arson Smith - Ursa Wylie-Duncan (Mentor)
River St. Peter - Bryan Lake (Mentor)
Arionna Vonner - Liz Meadows (Mentor)


Banquet Awards

GRIT award - recognizes a student who has overcome hardship or disadvantage to succeed and has persisted despite obstacles.  Awarded to Delice Longueli - UHS and N'uki Harris, Centennial.


Delice with mentor, Kaitie
Hollenbeck-Buckley and
Principal Nance (left) and
N'uki Harris and her
mentor Jill Alexander.






Vision award - recognizes a student who has articulated a clear goal for their future and already taken steps toward meeting that goal.  Awarded to Marisol Diego-Juan - UHS. (Left, pictured with her parents and Wes Seitz, award sponsor).

JFG award - recognizes an Urbana HIgh School graduate who has risen beyond expectations, is dependable and can be counted on to help, and who pushes themselves to achieve.  Awarded to Lauren Bell (right, pictured with her mentors Elizabeth and Grace Rogers.




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Delice Longueli and Mentor and UHS principal - Taren Nance - GRIT award.jpg
N'uki Harris and Jill Alexander - Grit award.jpg
Marisol Diego-Juan with parents - Vision Award.jpg
Lauren Bell and mentors - JFG award.jpg
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Partner of the Year - recognizes a business or community program that has made a difference to CU One to One Mentoring in the past year.  Awarded to Church Women United of Illinois - Patti Polk represented the group.


One to One Mentoring in the News!
Spring/Summer, 2022

News Gazette article from 5/1/22 featuring 7 past grads

News Gazette letter to the Editor about Mentor Program

News Gazette article from 5/8/22 - retirement of UHS coordinator Lori Ellinger

News Gazette article from 2/3/22 - Program regaining steam post-pandemic

WCIA Community Counts - One to One Mentoring


Perspective217 - A conversation about mentoring

Jubal Croegaert, Mentor Coordinator at Franklin STEAM Academy, Garden HIlls Academy and Dr. Howard Elementary and current Central High School Mentor Adrian Flowers sat down with the hosts  (Preston James and Kelly Walton - also a mentor) of "Perspective217" to talk about mentoring on February 2, 2021.  What do they think about mentoring?  Click the button below to find out!

Loir Ellinger, Tom Howley and Mayor Diane Marlin

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