INSPYRE offers youth mentoring opportunity

The INSPYRE research lab (directed by Dr. Samantha Slade) is currently recruiting undergraduate mentors for a course in the spring 2023 semester. Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit and many great experiences.

Mentors are required to:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester   

This course does not meet regularly like a traditional class. There will be a course syllabus, class readings, and paper assignments. Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments. Mentors from any college and major are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the INSPYRE research lab at