APACC runs several different educational and volunteer programs to help students get involved with Colorado State University, become stronger leaders, learn more about Asian Pacific American issues and get connected with other students.
P.A.L.S. (Participation, Awareness, Learning, Sharing) is a mentoring program that pairs CSU students (Big Pals) with Asian and Pacific American elementary students in the Fort Collins community (Little Pals). Participants engage in various activities to learn more about Asian culture. The goals of the program are to encourage participation of both students and children in cultural learning and social activities, to encourage interaction between Asian/Pacific American children and adults and to nurture a sense of community and friendship among all participants.
CSU students: Please apply to be Big PALS using this form.
Parents of children: Due to a high number of applications and the desire to keep a good mentor-mentee ratio, you and your children may be put on a waitlist until spots become available. Applications are available using this form. Email applications and any questions to email@example.com or deliver them to the APACC office
Want to connect with the Fort Collins community, build relationships, and gain experience working with youth? Explore is a new mentoring program at the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC). The program connects CSU students with Asian/Pacific American 4th - 6th graders in the Fort Collins Community to support the development of youth’s personal, social, and cultural identity.
Through mentoring, CSU students help youth gain a positive view of one’s possibilities and cultural pride. The goals of the program are to explore identity, explore community, and explore different experiences to foster meaningful and confident selves.
CSU Students: Please fill out the application (Guide Application )and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the APACC office (LSC 333).
Parents: Due to a high number of applications and the desire to keep a good mentor-mentee ratio, you and your children may be put on a waitlist until spots become available. Applications are located here (Parent Application) and can be emailed to email@example.com or delivered to the APACC office
APACC’s Peer Mentor Program helps upperclassmen develop leadership, critical thinking, and mentorship skills while providing new students with personalized mentorship that connects them to campus resources and community, allowing them to develop the skills they need to become engaged community leaders.
To become a mentee, please fill out our mentee application form (also available below)
Peer mentors are required to take a one credit class in the fall semester (HDFS 497D) that meets Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. To apply, please do the following:
1. Complete the Group Study Credit Form and submit a Peer Mentor Application (also available below).
2. Email the completed Group Study Credit Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off in LSC 333 by Tuesday, August 9.
3. Register for HDFS-497D on RamWeb.
Join us in exploring our Asian American Identities and culture as well as CSU and Fort Collins! We will have discussions and do fun activities together and we look forward to your input in planning our activities!
When It Meets: Thursdays 5:30pm
Where: Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (LSC 333)
Email Vani.Narayana@colostate.edu> for more information, including how to join, and check out the First Year Student Network page!
A bi-monthly interactive event where students deepen their understanding of Asian culture through discussions and hands-on activities.
An opportunity to meet diverse students and to engage in our shared community. The retreat will be filled with fun and exciting get-to-know–you activities, leadership development, team building skills and identity exploration.