In 2003-2013, Celia was a young child participating in College Mentors for Kids.
“What I remember most about my mentor is that she genuinely cared for me and was interested in me,” said Celia. “I am the oldest child and I have a younger brother, so she definitely took an older sister role for me. She was someone I looked up to and had fun with.”
Celia is now a university senior studying social work. She volunteers with College Mentors for Kids, paying forward the service that was rendered to her as a youth.
Mentorship relationships have shown positive impacts in a number of ways. According to College Mentors for Kids, just over a year ago 62 percent of their third to sixth grade Indiana mentees passed ISTEP in math and 67 percent passed ISTEP in English and language arts.