University of Minnesota Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
EnvironMentorsFounded in 1992 as an environment-based mentoring program, EnvironMentors envisions young adult leaders from all cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds becoming active stewards of their communities and the environment. The Nebraska chapter of EnvironMentors is based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
|EnvironMentors Staff Contacts|
Math-Science Education Specialist
Upward Bound Math-Science
Lincoln High School
Professor, School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
150A Hardin Hall
We have a select number of laptops available to our participants for ACT/SAT test taking. In addition, you may register your LPS issued laptop for UNL WiFi access.
We are stocked with a small number of graphing calculators, which aid our students to get a grip on test taking, number crunching, and some calculus.
Do you have college applications or documents that you want to print? Well, we have a TRIO Student Computer Lab with a printer for your printing needs.
You have a document to fax to one of the postsecondary institutions that you have applied or plan to, and we have a fax machine to take care of that.
Our TRIO Student Computer Lab has desktops, and is WiFi enabled. We use this space to host our participants for technical training sessions, college and university research etc.
A right tool can make the task at hand productive. Nothing beats technology in productivity. So, we offer training on various technologies that can help our participants with school and college.
After school curricular, cocurricular and supplemental instruction goes a long way towards a student's success in school. We have such activities planned year round with this thought in mind.
We have a set of sound summer programs. We offer instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language at UNL and also take our participants on campus visits.
Through campus visits to various colleges and universities, we bring to our students, especially seniors, the awareness of various college degrees and majors.
A right college and major can make a great difference to one's life. Our staff members are ready to work with you and make this process productive and eventful.
We have dedicated staff members who are well versed with the college admission process. We can assist you in completing application forms, recommendation letters etc.
Getting into college is the first step, staying course and graduating is the target. So, we equip our students how to navigate college as they work towards their graduation.
We assist our participants in taking college entrance exams, such as SAT. We work towards getting them ready both academically and mentally for test taking through practice tests.
We offer financial literacy sessions for our students, and their parents to make them aware of college costs and the process to secure financial aid and scholarships.
An important part of succeeding in college is a sound financial plan. We will provide you with financial aid information and assist in completing forms, such as FAFSA.
There are numerous scholarships and grants that help you pay for college in part of full. We work with our students to identify the right scholarship and help you apply in a timely fashion.
The academic success of our students is at the center of our activities. We work with them towards this goal with an academic plan, timely advising and periodic assessment.
We provide instruction & tutorial assistance to improve mathematics, reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in high school and beyond.
Some of us are visual learners and some verbal. Our staff is willing to work with you to assess and identify study skills areas where you might want focus on improving.
We offer our participants math tutoring and academic activities tailored to their skill. During these sessions we create opportunities to hone their math abilities for their classes and college entrance exams.
We have tailored teaching instructional techniques for students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Our goal is to help them learn English and equip them to meet the challenging high school academic content.
If you are looking to get back and complete secondary education, we can help you with GED prep, HS equivalency test, reentry planning, readmission application etc.
We can help to get your life back on track through various referral services, such as basic needs, academic, employment, legal, physical and mental health, substance abuse, vocational rehab etc.
Throughout the year, we host several informational workshops to disseminate information on high school success, importance of college, securing funding for college etc.
If you have a specific interest or are unsure what career options would best fit you, we can help you explore what's out there and can even find someone whom you can shadow.
Our staff members are seasoned professionals and chances are we have on more than one occasion assisted someone in the same boat as you. Come talk to us and we will be happy to help.
We have mentoring programs taking into account your interests and what you want to do in college and after. If we cannot be of assistance, we will strive to find someone who can.
By working with faculty members at UNL and LPS, we bring to our students opportunities for research activities that is in sync with their interests and what they plan to major in college.
A holistic approach during schooling is essential for a well-rounded experience. We offer our participants opportunities to attend cultural events on-campus and in the community.
At workshops, we bring the parents of our participants together to stress the importance of a college degree. We also elaborate on opportunities, the application and financial aid process.
We provide our participants numerous opportunities to enhance their leadership capabilities. Some of the exercises we conduct include mock trial, topic presentations, community leadership etc.
We have the same goals as our participants' teachers. We work them to keep you informed about upcoming events, curricular, cocurricular and extracurricular school activities.
Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the community and is required for all participants. Please contact Hugo to find a volunteer site or address any concerns.
UBMS played a big part in my high school success. They helped me focus on classes with tutoring, made sure I found a suitable college and had scholarships to pay for my tuition. Nhi Thuy Dang Alumnus, 2008