Events & Activities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Champaign and Urbana have different opening schedules and different types of mentoring will take place in each district during the fall of 2020.  Your mentor coordinator will be in contact you by to let you know what mentoring will look like
in your school.
If you have not heard from your coordinator please contact
Tom Howley ( or 337-0853) for Urbana Schools or
Lauren Smith ( or 351-3722) for Champaign Schools



Fall FLASH Training Dates

Flash (Training) Questions

Tom Howley (Urbana) and Lauren Smith (Champaign) will be on Zoom to answer questions about mentoring.

Tuesday, November 17, 5:15 - 5:45, Zoom
A link was sent to all mentors via email.  If you didn't receive it contact Lauren Smith,

Have a question about mentoring during COVID? or what to do if you haven't been able to connect with your mentee?   Zoom on anytime between 5:15 - 5:45 to ask a question and/or listen to questions others have.


How are mentors staying in touch during COVID-19?
The News Gazette decided to find out.  Click on the button to see the link to the story about mentoring during COVID-19 featured in  the paper on Sunday, May 3rd.

Kiwanis of Champaign-Urbana donate $500.00 to One to One

Marc Changnon, CU Kiwanis Club presents a $500.00 check to Lauren Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator, Unit 4 Schools.

Marc Changnon from the Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana dropped of a $500.00 check on September 18th to be used for scholarships!

Prairie State Bank & Trust awards grant to CU One to One

Bruce Hatfield, Regional President of Prairie State Bank and Trust, Colleen Phil, Vice President and Commercial Loan officer present check to Lauren Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator - Unit 4 Schools

On June 24, representatives from Prairie State Bank awarded a $1,000 grant to the CU One to One Scholarship Foundation.   The grant is from Prairie State Bank & Trust in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.

May 2020

Graduating Centennial Seniors - Class of 2020

Graduating seniors and their mentors look back on their years together, the impact mentoring has had, and why the CU 1-to-1 Mentor Program was so important to them.

Loir Ellinger, Tom Howley and Mayor Diane Marlin

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