HSA Mentorship at Cosby

Application information                                                        Click Here To Apply

Apply: Oct 1 - November 30, 2022

Requirements: Special online application. The application link is separate from the VCU Pipeline profile.

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Eligibility requirements

Current VCU college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in mentoring public school students. Applicants do not have a minimum GPA requirement but must enroll in the service-learning course required for the high school they will be working with.

Program description

HSA mentors at Cosby enroll in a three-credit VCU Service-Learning course taught during the spring semester only. The three-credit course, Effective Mentoring Practice, is offered as a PYC 492 or HPEX 491 program. HSA mentors gain skills in effective mentoring practice by applying developmental and educational theories to motivate mentees to be successful in a college course. 

Spring 2023
PSYC 492/HPEX 491 – Effective Mentoring Practice

Spring 2022 Cosby Effective Mentorship Practice Syllabus

  • 3 lecture hours, 3 credits
  • Service-Learning placements at Cosby High School, Health Sciences Specialty Center
  • Spring 2023 meeting times: See application for details on course times here:

Mentoring strategies are applied toward working with youth at the Cosby High School Health Sciences Specialty Center to assist them in preparing for careers and college entrance. The curriculum will include the application of theoretical knowledge and reflective exercises to build mentoring skills and foster positive youth development. Workshops will be created in teams to introduce high school students to effective techniques for time management, college and career selection and delivering effective presentations.


**The Spring 2023 mentoring courses are planned to be offered in person.

Spring semester: January 2023 - May 2023.
Mentoring program follows VCU Spring 2023 semester calendar.


Cosby High School Health Sciences Specialty Center.
VCU Monroe Park and VCU Health Campus.

Contact information

Dr. Seth Leibowitz at (804) 828-1761 or hsacademy@vcu.edu