SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Students selected to participate enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course.
Staff from partnering organization Volunteers for Youth match SMART mentors with mentees by early September and the mentoring commitment will continue through late April.
SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program.
Applications for the 2015-2016 SMART Mentoring program are now closed. The 2016-2017 SMART Mentoring application will open mid to late February and close late March 2016. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.