The CHAMPS program was established in 2007 to provide a continued mentoring service to the high school students that were too old for Big Buddies. The program is structured as a group-on-group setting, with one-on-one pairings. This system expands the role model influence to many different types of college students from the University of Redlands.
CHAMPS builds a supportive community to empower the high school students, or mentees, to recognize their capabilities and potential for higher learning.
Sundays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
2:45 pm: Mentors huddle to review the night's activities
3:00 pm: CHAMPS mentees arrive
3:00 – 5:00 pm: Group Activity, guest speaker, life skills
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Snack or dinner
5:30 pm: Mentees get picked up
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Mentors debrief
The Casa Loma Room at the University of Redlands.
Holland Aucoin, freshman
Alicia Dearixon, senior
Savannaha Miles, senior
The College Mentors are selected through an application and interview process that takes place during the first month of each semester. In order to verify that the college mentors have clear credentials to serve with the Big Buddies program, the names of each applicant are run through the Student Affairs Office for a university background/disciplinary check as well as a background check with Verified Volunteers.
For inquiries, contact the office of CSL at 909.748.8288 or email Erin Saborn.