Athletes as Mentors

In this service learning course, UMass athletes mentor youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke and Girls Inc. The athletes help the boys and girls with their homework, play games and sports with them, and talk to them about the importance of higher education. The youth also come to UMass for campus tours.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

SRVCLRNG 398A – Athletes as Mentors

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

November 8, 2012

Partner(s): 

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.
70 Nick Cosmos Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Girls Inc. of Holyoke
52 Nick Cosmos Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

Program Director: 

Carol Soules

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Joan Hopkins

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

Provost's Office/Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Assessment Mechanism: 

No