University of Arkansas to offer lunch program opportunity for students to earn credit

University of Arkansas to offer youth mentoring opportunity for students.
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The University of Arkansas will be offering an opportunity for students to earn college credits and invaluable experience in 2017. 

Through the Peer Safety Project, Tim Cavell, professor of psychological science, is currently building a base of mentors from the undergraduate student population. The chosen students will be serving in the spring 2017 "Lunch Buddy" program, which will pair them with elementary school students two times a week. 

Students who are part of the program will meet with an elementary student two times a week for 90 minutes each. 

The student mentors will not attend classes for this credit, as their time during lunch will double as classroom time. Additionally, there will be assignments, a syllabus and readings for the student mentors to complete. Grading for the course will be based off of attendance and assignment completion and the mentors will earn three credits over the course of the semester. 

Interested individuals will be required to undergo an interview before being granted admittance into the program and a criminal background check, as well as training afterwards. Students will need to have reliable transportation. 

For additional information, students should contact Freddie Pastrana, Department of Psychological Services. Information can be found online.

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