Gustie Buddies

Gustie Buddies is a mentorship program that pairs Gustavus students and youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding communities to foster friendship and personal growth. The program is in its 10th year at Gustavus and has become a very impactful program with dedicated volunteers and coordinators.

Gustie Buddies meets alternately as a large group and individually. Gustie Buddies events are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm. However, on individual weeks, meeting times are determined by the flexibility of the students and the buddy.

Mission

The mission of Gustie Buddies is to provide a safe environment for youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding communities to strengthen personal skills, increase self confidence and build relationships. This will happen through positive and compassionate relationships with Gustavus students who are committed to promoting growth in understanding of themselves and others through dynamic and intentional programming.

How to Apply

Gustavus Students: Applications are available in the Center for Community-Based Service and Learning. Please return applications to the Center by Saturday, September 19th.

Community Members: Applications are available in the Center for Community-Based Service and Learning or through Kelly Jensen at St. Peter High School. Please return applications to one of these places by Friday, September 18th.

Applications are also available through the links below.

Application forms:


 
Coordinators
Full Name Gustavus Email Address
Ben Bonser ’16 bbonser@gustavus.edu
Meg Crosby ’16 mcrosby@gustavus.edu
Katey Nelson ’17 knelso18@gustavus.edu
Anna St. Dennis ’18 astdenni@gustavus.edu