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College Mentors for Kids: Deserves a cookie!

College Mentors for Kids
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"In 1995, Indiana University students Heidi Schmidt and Kristin Huang were united by a common goal: to improve children's lives by encouraging education. Heidi and Kristin created a program model that matched the needs of first- through fourth-grade students with the talents and resources of college undergraduates like themselves.
chapter.  After a year of planning, College Mentors for Kids opened its doors as an official nonprofit organization in 1996. Pilot programs at Indiana University and Butler University paired mentors, or "Big Buddies," with 30 kids in the fall of 1996. The following summer, College Mentors for Kids opened a headquarters office and established four new chapters. In 2008, College Mentors for Kids expanded to include first- through eighth-grade students."

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