2017-2018 CHAMPS PROGRAM CALENDAR

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* Below is the tentative 2017-2018 schedule (of physical workshops) for the CHAMPS Program.  Schedule is Subject to Change*

Special Note: Transportation to and from all workshops is available for high school students









September 26th, 2017




4:00pm to 6:00pm 



      Making of a           Mentor:      Leadership Training




Columbus Scholar House

84 N. 17th Street             Columbus, OH 43203



The overview & expectations of the program will be discussed during a short orientation for mentors. Following orientation, mentors will go through a customized training provided by the Mentoring Center of Central Ohio to learn about the mentoring relationship.




October 10th, 2017



4:00pm to 6:00pm 



       Session I:          Let's Talk: Program Orientation/Meet & Greet


Columbus Scholar House

84 N. 17th Street Columbus, OH 43203



The overview & rules/policies/procedures of the program will be discussed during a short orientation given by CHAMPS Program staff. Following orientation, mentors and mentees will interact in group and one-on-one activities.  




November 14th, 2017




      4:00pm     to 6:00pm 



         Session II:             College Prep 101: Financing your Future & Applying for College  



OSU Campus-   4-H Center Eastman Room 



Part I of this session will be facilitated by OSU’s Office of Enrollment, Student Financial Aid & will focus on the basics of Financial Aid.  Part II of this will cover the college admissions process and what admission officers are looking for in potential college candidates. 





Date TBA



4:00pm to 6:00pm 



       Session III:          Dress for Success:   Suiting Up for your Future


OSU Campus- Hale Hall Room Room 110B




During this session, participants will discuss in detail professional etiquette and the importance of networking. Representatives from Dress from Success Columbus will facilitate this session.  




February 13th, 2018





4:00pm to 6:00pm



   Session IV:           Self Exploration: Connecting with College Majors & Careers 



OSU Campus-Stillman Hall Room 115



Choosing a major and your career path is a major step when planning your college career.  Students will learn about exploring and selecting majors and careers and the importance of career planning. This session will be facilitated by OSU Office of Student Life’s Career Counseling & Support Services.





March 27th, 2018


4:00pm to  6:00pm


        Session V:                Walk it Out:         OSU Campus Tour


OSU Campus- Hale Hall   Room 110 B


University Ambassadors share their student experiences while leading a walking tour of campus.  The tour will showcase living and eating options, academic resources, and involvement opportunities.    



April 10th, 2018


2:30pm to 4:30pm


ACCESS & CHAMPS Honors Reception 


OSU Campus Hale Hall MLK Lounge


Mentees and Mentors will be recognized for their accomplishments & completing the 2017-2018 CHAMPS Program.  Families and children are invited and encouraged to attend.