Diane Stutey, assistant professor; Joe Wehrman, chair and associate professor; and Cortny Stark, assistant professor; all from within the Department of Counseling and Human Services, received a $77,610 grant award for the Campus Connections Community Program. The award was provided by the Colorado Health Foundation.
During the 12-week program, children between 11 and 15 years old had access to counseling support, family-style meals and pro-social activities. Each youth is paired with a UCCS undergraduate student for mentorship, academic and career support. Faculty and graduate students were present throughout the experience to provide training and support. Youth were referred through community partners such as school districts and the juvenile justice system.