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K-State Today Student Edition

January 21, 2016

Volunteer as a teen mentor

Submitted by Kayla Savage

The UFM Teen Mentoring program is looking for K-State student volunteers to invest two hours a week with local middle school and high school at-risk youth. All mentoring occurs in a group setting and the goal is to discuss real-life issues while encouraging healthy choices and offering alternatives to destructive behavior. The program runs for 12 weeks beginning Feb. 9. Groups meet from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and volunteers can choose which day fits best with their schedule.

The UFM Teen Mentoring program has been operating since 1997 and was recently recognized as the Outstanding Noncredit Program by the National Association for Continuing Higher Education. K-State students who volunteered for the program have reported excellent hands-on experiences with youth that have prepared them for careers in education, social work, criminal justice, leadership and more. 

If interested in becoming a teen mentor, contact Mandy Coltharp at mandy@tryufm.org.