Children's Programs

Big Buddies Youth Mentoring Program

Big Buddies is a child-centered service program that provides positive college role models for elementary and middle school students. It is a year-long commitment of befriending and supporting the Middle and Little Buddies. Our active programs are filled with fun and moments to remember.

If you are interested in Big Buddies click here to complete the interest form. You will receive an email or phone call to confirm your student's registration in the program. 

CHAMPS High School Mentoring Program

The College High school Alliance Mentoring Program and Service (CHAMPS) is a service program that provides high school students with a consistent college role model and friend to help them achieve their goals. It is a year-long commitment that can be serious and challenging, yet is always fun and rewarding.

Registration for CHAMPS is closed for Fall 2022. Please 

Jasper's Corner Homework Club

Jasper's Corner is a service program providing local elementary through high school students with homework assistance. University tutors help younger students understand and improve in a variety of academic subjects.

If you are interested in Jasper's Corner click here to complete the interest form. You will receive an email or phone call to confirm your student's registration in the program. 

University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP)

The University Humor Outreach Program (UHOP) teaches life lessons through unscripted performing arts, otherwise known as Improv. UHOP members will help youth and high school students build confidence, develop public speaking skills and grow as individuals in a fun and inviting environment.

Roots and Shoots Youth After School Program 

Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program was built with the goal of bringing together youth from our community with university students to celebrate the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall. Roots and Shoots' mission is to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions that address conservation, environmental, and humanitarian issues in the hands of young people.