Implementing Learning 2 BREATHE in Campus Connections
Our objective in this study is to evaluate to what extent we can translate an evidence-based mindfulness program, tested most commonly in schools (Learning 2 BREATHE; L2B), for delivery within Campus Connections (as a youth service organization) with feasibility, acceptability, and integrity. We will examine if L2B can be translated into Campus Connections, and test whether mindfulness + mentoring benefits youth in terms of mental and physical health, as well as emotion regulation, relative to mentoring alone. Using surveys that teens fill out in their real lives during key points of the program, we’ll also examine the processes by which mindfulness and emotion regulation change for those in mindfulness + mentoring or mentoring only.
The Impact of University Experiences on College Students’ Emotional Well-Being
College students are increasingly mentoring at-risk youth, yet little is known about the benefits that college students derive from their experience mentoring within the context of a service-learning course. Our prior qualitative research indicated that student mentors reported significant personal growth and professional development through participation in Campus Connections. The purpose of this study is to discover if participation in Campus Connections is associated with improved emotional well-being and mental health for college student participants.