This Fall, Mentor a Child for Course Credit

This Fall, Mentor a Child for Course Credit
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U of A students can earn course credit by being a Lunch Buddy mentor to a local elementary school student! Lunch Buddy mentors visit the school twice a week and sit with their mentees at the school lunch table. In this way, mentors help these children get along better with their peers. Lunch Buddy mentors receive three credit hours for being a consistent mentor and completing an end-of-term paper.

The instructor for this course is Tim Cavell, professor of psychological science. Mentors must participate in a screening interview and a brief training and agree to a criminal background check. Mentors must also have reliable transportation and a two-hour block twice a week during the school lunch period, roughly between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

U of A students from any college and any classification (freshmen to senior) are eligible. For more information, please contact Ashley DeLong at


Ashley DeLong, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Psychological Science


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