INSPYRE offers youth mentoring opportunity

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is currently recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour 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, have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week, and be available for training at the beginning of the semester.

We do not meet regularly like a traditional class; time mentoring takes the place of class time. We do, however, have 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. We are interested in recruiting mentors from all colleges and majors. For more information, please contact the INSPYRE research lab at