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Mentors In The Lives of Kids

MILK’s Community Partners:

Youth Futures

Youth Futures is a first-generation college access mentoring program for youth considered to be underrepresented, underserved, marginalized, and vulnerable. We are seeking college students interested in acting as mentors to high school students in Lawrence enrolled in the Youth Future program.

What does a mentor do?
1. Participate in a weekly AVID class session at Free State High School.
2. Actively support mentees as needed e.g. virtual meetings, face-to-face meetings (as allowed), text messaging, emailed resources, etc. (minimum of one-hour per week).
3. Maintain strong communication with the youth futures coordinator and school professional staff.
4. Create learning experiences that will allow participants to develop skills needed to be successful in high school, college, and the workforce.
5. Where applicable, utilize AVID teaching points that align with the Youth Futures curriculum.

6. Draw from the monthly lessons outlined in the Youth Futures curriculum mentee development.
7. Create a climate of encouragement and student development for mentees.

If you are interested in being involved with Youth Futures, please email our MILK coordinators at milk@ku.edu.

Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Program

The Boys and Girls Club operates a mentorship program that works with students of all ages. Volunteers do a wide variety of activities with the kids, including reading with them and playing games.

Please click here to find all of the available volunteer needs provided through MILK!

Regular volunteering schedule (same time every week)
2:00-6:00 PM Monday – Friday.
If you have any questions, please email the MILK coordinators at milk@ku.edu.

Program Coordinators: Anya Asjad, Rashmika Kondapalli, and Kruti Nataraj