Become a Mentor with BASES

BASES “Building Academic, Social, & Emotional Supports” for children experiencing homelessness.

Would you like to work with kids, learn about homelessness, education, mentorship, & make a difference in the life of a child?  Apply to become a BASES Mentor!  This is a full year commitment for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 school year.  UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Become a Mentor:

  • Enroll in the service learning course (2 credits/semester)
  • Provide 1-on-1 or small group mentoring for kids experiencing homelessness (3-8 years of age)
  • Participate in bi-weekly professional learning community meetings with other mentors
  • Receive training in supporting young children’s academic, social, and emotional growth
  • Learn about homelessness in Dane County


  • Interest and comfort in working with 4K-2nd grade students
  • Interest in learning about homelessness, poverty, trauma, and early childhood education
  • Commitment to consistently mentor 1-2 hours a week for one academic year
  • Commitment to attend bi-weekly service learning classes (~ every other Monday, 3:30-5:00)

Check out the attached flier for more information!

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This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 04/12/2018.