At College Mentors, we have a big goal. We believe that mentoring transforms lives. That's why we connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. Our innovative organization pairs children one-on-one with a mentor and engages them in activities where they discover the joy of learning and the power of mentoring. These kids, or little buddies, are from local schools and together, with their mentors, they participate in structured group activities that focus on higher education and careers, culture and diversity, and community service. In the end, we hope our little buddies are paving ways to brighter futures and our college student mentors are learning the importance of community involvement and leadership. The Valparaiso University chapter of College Mentors for Kids serves a total of 55 little buddies from Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Parkview Elementary, and Central Elementary.