University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Eye to Eye Mentor Program

30 hours

Community partner: Eye to Eye
Supervisor: Dustin Lee Behlke
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Eye to Eye brings together middle school students who learn differently (in grades 5 through 8) with local college students who also learn differently in a supervised, school-based setting where they navigate a fun and engaging weekly curriculum of projects proven to develop the most critical skills students who learn differently need to thrive in school and life.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission of Eye to Eye is to improve the educational experience and outcomes of every student who learns differently, including those with specific learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other similar challenges related to learning.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer The need to be caring, empathetic, and the desire to want to give back to a community of young students who have learning differences. Creativity and compassion are important characteristics for this position. The ability to implement an already established curriculum to younger students, and to want to mentor them to becoming better versions of themselves.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer The objectives are to make an impact on your community with students who may be going through similar struggles that the mentors faced in middle school. Eye to Eye empowers students and their teachers to develop robust social and emotional skills, create supportive environments, and cultivate advocacy and leadership skills, we provide a path out of stigma and self-doubt.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer 1.5 hours per week, from 3:30 to 5. It will either be on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons. The expectation is to continue throughout the academic year.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Mentors need to have specific learning disabilities diagnosis, or ADHD.