Updated: Oct 19, 2021
"CHAMP is a Christian mentorship program that connects college and young adult mentors with underserved Dallas high school students. During biweekly sessions, mentees, volunteer mentors, and the mentor coordinator share in fellowship, worship, and Bible study to encourage and deepen relationship with Jesus Christ. The program provides mentees with a support network as they explore college and career readiness. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, including SAT/ACT prep, essay writing, interview skills, and tools to thrive in life.
Nia Kamau's passion lies in innovative youth empowerment and combating human trafficking. Nia has led as a Youth Leader for Impact Church DFW and as a Staffer with TeenPact Leadership School. In addition to CHAMP, Nia works for the SMU Human Rights Program, organizing freshman engagement and planning the program's annual Youth Summit, which trains Dallas youth in activism. Nia has educated hundreds of DFW youth on trafficking prevention strategies. She is a current student at Southern Methodist University studying Human Rights and International Studies. Nia fell in love with mentorship as a 9th grader being mentored by SMU students.