HandsOn Kansas State (HOKS) was created by the Kansas State University Student Governing Association to support volunteer and service efforts of the campus and community. The Academic Mentoring program is a part of HOKS which select, train and place Kansas State students in local schools and organizations to promote and support family literacy efforts and youth–related programming.
Academic Mentors are placed throughout the Greater Manhattan area to include the cities of Ogden, St. George, and Wamego and are expected to work 10 hours per week. Those who are eligible for Federal Work Study are highly encouraged to apply to be an Academic Mentor since this primarily off-campus program qualifies as a Community Service Federal Works Study site.
In February 2012, Academic Mentoring was honored to receive the Kansas Mentor’s Gold Star Recognition. The Gold Star recognizes quality mentoring programs.
As of May 2013, Academic Mentoring in its 14 sites, reached out to nearly 2,750 children daily, and served 13,212 hours total in the 2012-2013 academic year.
For more information on Academic Mentoring or to become a mentor contact:
Daniel Ecklund and Allie Henry
We are hiring! Apply now to be an Academic Mentor.
Also, please visit http://handson.ksu.edu/Academic_Mentoring