Connected to Community: SU Students Create Mentoring Club

February 28, 2018 7 AM

From its beginning, Stevenson has aimed to educate the heads, hearts, and hands of students, inspiring them to put their knowledge to work in their communities. That is exactly what one of Stevenson’s newest clubs, the Timber Grove Tigers Mentoring Club, has done.

When a local elementary school reached out to the School of Education looking for long-team college-aged mentors, Mustangs rose to the challenge. In fact, with the guidance of Dr. Beth Kobett, the students formed an executive board and became an official SU club.

Brooke Corbett, who mentors a second grader, reflects on the experience: “It was amazing to see how we all came together for the best interest of the children. No one of us could have created this club with so much success on our own.”

Club founder and co-president Jocelyn Richards is quick to speak fondly of both her mentee and her follow executive board members, adding that the experience has broadened her perspective while providing the perfect real world experience from which to grow and prepare for her future hopes and dreams.

Now, over 30 education, psychology, nursing, and biology students from Stevenson meet weekly at Timber Grove Elementary to mentor children in the local community. These mentorships provide support, guidance, and friendship for the students. The club also holds events emphasizing issues related to children and the educational system.

Club founders/Executive Board include: Jocelyn Richards ’20, Brooke Corbett ’20, Natalie Maratto ‘20, Gloria Collier ‘20, Samantha Roberts ‘20, and Michele Crone ‘20, all from the School of Education.

If you are currently in the School of Education and are interested in joining, please contact