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 September 4th to let you know what mentoring will look like
in your school.
If you have not heard from your coordinator by Friday, September 4, please contact
Tom Howley ( or 337-0853) for Urbana Schools or
Lauren Smith ( or 351-3722) for Champaign Schools



Fall FLASH Training Dates

Supporting the positive/racial identity of youth of color is now more urgent than ever.  Black and brown youth need adults who will show up, listen and help them process the current climate.

Flash Training
Supporting Your Mentee's Ethnic/Racial Identity

Tuesday, October 27, 5:15 - 5:45, Zoom
RSVP - Lauren Smith,
or Tom Howley,


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.

CU One to One Mentoring celebrates 15 year partnership with U of I  Facilities & Services
The News Gazette, 1/24/20 

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.

U of I Athletics donates to One to One Scholarship Foundation

Lauren Smith, Unit 4 Schools, Susan Young, CFO - U of I Athletics, Patricia Grove, U of I Athletics

Several of the U of I  Athletics Department staff are One to One mentors, so they collected money to donate to the CU One to One Scholarship Foundation in honor of their CFO, Susan Young.   $561.00 was collected by Patricia Grove and donated to the Scholarship Foundation!

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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