Events & Activities


Winter 2021 Training Dates

Winter Training for All Interested mentors

Responding to Suicide with Compassion

Thursday, February 25th, 5:15 - 6:15 (Virtual)

Join us as leaders from "Rattle the Stars" (Non profit in Champaign
hat provides community-based suicide prevention services) 
talk to us about suicide prevention supports. 
To register, contact Lauren Smith (Champaign) or
17.351.3722, or Karen Decker (Urbana) or 384-1236


Continuing the Conversation
Optional Virtual Discussion for interested mentors
Thursday, March 4, April 1, May 6,  12 - 1, via Zoom

Join us to discuss the concepts of equity and how we, as mentors, can make a positive change toward improving our society through our own actions and through the children in our lives.  We ask eack participant to read the book This Book is Anti-Racist, or watch the documentary, 13th, or listen to Podcast, Nice White Parents,.  If you are interested in participating, contact Gina Sterling (  


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!

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!

Perspective217 - A conversation about mentoring

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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