The CHAMPS program was established in 2007 to provide a continued mentoring service to the high school students that aged out of 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 (mentees) to recognize their capabilities and potential for higher learning.
Mondays from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.
5:30 pm: CHAMPS mentees arrive, Opening group activity
6:05 pm: Weekly thematic mentor activity or guest speaker
7:00 pm: Mentee pick up
The Casa Loma Room at the University of Redlands.
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, please contact the Coordinator of Children's Programs by calling the Office of Community Service Learning at (909) 748-8288.