College Mentors For Kids

1167 Words3 Pages

Service hours are extremely significant in order to gain necessary skills that will help an individual in the future. It is rather difficult to decide where to volunteer due to the various options on campus and within the community. I have chosen to do my service hours through College Mentors for Kids on campus at Ball State University. I have been involved with this organization for three semesters and I am hoping to expand my leadership role in the future. College Mentors for Kids connects college students with elementary students who need it the most. This organization creates a brighter future for young individuals and gives all students hope in life! College Mentors for Kids takes place every week, excluding holidays, from 3-5 p.m. and …show more content…

Additionally, on Wednesday, I am a mentor for my third grade buddy! Two weeks ago, we began the year with the annual Ice Cream Social at the students’ schools. This social is exciting because the students and mentors are able to meet for the first time or are able to reunite if the students are returners. The mentors have the chance to meet the guardians or family members of the students as well! As a general manager, I had the chance to meet all 15 of the students who will be in my buddy family on Mondays. Also, I took the time to introduce myself to all of the students’ guardians and learn something about each student! As a mentor, I was so excited to be reunited with my little buddy and talk with his parents again! It was unbelievable to see how much he had changed and we were so excited to see each other! We were pen pals over the summer, but we stopped writing a few months ago. My little buddy and I talked about the following: activities that we were excited for, his favorite activities from the previous year, how his summer went, his interests, and his least favorite activities from the previous …show more content…

As a general manager on Monday, we began with snack and then I let the buddy pairs get to know each other with an ice breaker. Our first activity consisted of a campus tour of Ball State University with a tour guide who took us to every building on campus. This activity allowed the students to be acquainted with campus as well as get comfortable with their mentors. As a mentor on Wednesday, we had a scavenger hunt with clues that led us to significant places on campus and the students enjoyed this activity! We ended the day with journals on both days, which consists of the college question of the week, what the student learned during the activity, what the student learned about their mentor, and how many buddy bucks the student earned. Buddy bucks are used as an incentive for the students to always listen, respect, and participate each

Open Document