About H.E.A.R.T. at UCI

Who inspires you?

     Is it your family? Your friends? Someone who is always there to guide you? Someone who shared the same goals as you or interest? Whoever you are thinking of at this moment, has made an impact in your life. They have helped you get to where you are today by just being in your life. H.E.A.R.T.  at UCI strives to give students a chance to give back to the community by being a role model to High School students.

     You get to learn and teach students who are not that far from where you once were a couple of years ago. These students are in desperate need of someone who can inspire them and show them the potential they have just as someone once did to you. If you believe you have a story to share, a lesson to teach, or even the capability of just being there for someone, you have the power to inspire!

H.E.A.R.T.’s Mission

     H.E.A.R.T stands for “Healthy Emotions & Attitudes in Relationships Today.” Our organization serves as an outlet for shaping, empowering, and guiding UCI students towards success through leadership.  We are looking for committed students who are willing to create meaningful relationships between dedicated UCI students and young High Schoolers.

     Our organization provides you with the tools for providing support, but it is up to you to be active in your role as a mentor.  By no means are these relationships between mentor and mentee given, but rather are built through activities, games, and volunteering. In becoming a mentor, not only do you inspire your mentee, but you are also given the opportunity to strengthen the 3 qualities that UCI instills in each student. Leadership. Research. Community Service.

     With the help of our advisor, Dr. Valdez, you will grow connections relevant to your major and interest to guide you towards your own career goals. H.E.A.R.T. is currently composed of 14 board members from a broad array of majors that are a passionate in serving the community through this program, and are searching for 30 active members who are willing to put their strong effort in shaping a child’s world. Our selection pool of mentors is a highly competitive and composed of high-achieving students whom we hope can join our team!