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 in 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.