Compass 2 Campus
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Compass 2 Campus
What is Compass 2 Campus?
Compass 2 Campus provides mentoring opportunities through an EDUC class on campus where students can earn up to 15 elective credits for mentoring. The program empowers at-risk fifth- through 12th-grade students to complete high school, and works to increase the number of youth who view education after high school as necessary and achievable.
Compass 2 Campus also offers a tour day for all fifth-graders involved in the program to visit the university and experience college for a day. After that tour, WWU students visit the classrooms and mentor/tutor these students on a regular basis. The program follows the fifth-graders through high school graduation. Community members can be involved in the tour day, as well as the faculty and staff of WWU.
What are the requirements to participate?
There are three options for WWU students:
- Take the three-credit class. Register for the mentorship class (EDUC 297A).
- WWU students may register for the EDUC 297 B class after taking the A course. The B course may be repeated 3 times. A total of 15 credits are available for students interested in staying connected to their students and the Compass 2 Campus program.
- Students are free to volunteer in the program if they have taken the A course.
How many students are involved each year?
Key Statistics from the 2009-10 year"
- 775 WWU Mentors enrolled in the Compass 2 Campus program
- 28,000 hours tutoring/mentoring were delivered to fifth-graders
- 850 fifth-graders received services
- 35 classrooms were supported by WWU mentors
- Seven after-school programs assisted
What makes participating in Compass 2 Campus special?
It is a large program which encourages a campus-wide involvement from across the colleges and offers credit for the experience.
Where can people learn more?
At our website.
Tour day for fifth-graders October 26, 2010.