Under Raedeke’s supervision, Minton and Desilets provide two hours of weekly classroom training to undergraduates majoring in exercise physiology and health fitness specialist. Those undergraduates then serve as one-on-one mentors to the enrolled adolescents, working together three days per week for 60 minutes each session.
Minton, a native of Emerald Isle, said her work as a mentor in 2012 helped her gain a sense of community on campus. She had transferred that year from Carteret Community College. “My mentee was homeschooled so we meshed well together,” she said. “We were each other’s own little support system.”