COPE Mentoring Program

Cope will return for the 2023-2024 school year at Mansfield Elementary School for students grades 1-4. Fall dates begin September 25 and end the first week of December. Spring dates will be announced in early 2024. If you're interested in having your child participate in COPE, please complete the registration form and return it to the Cope envelope in the Mansfield Elementary School front office. Priority deadline is September 19, 2023.

COPE is an in-school, mentoring program run by Mansfield Youth Services that has successfully supported elementary school aged youth in our community for many years! COPE utilizes UConn student volunteers as positive role models for their paired COPE mentee(s) on a weekly basis throughout the academic semester. COPE meets once per week during the regularly scheduled lunch; therefore, no academic time is missed by COPE participants.

The objectives of the COPE Program are to:

  • Connect your child with a positive role model to build a relationship with.
  • Offer your child the opportunity to meet other students and build new friendships.
  • Provide a supportive environment where your child will enjoy engaging with their mentor and other COPE members in planned, creative, and fun activities.
  • Encourage your child to share their feelings and experiences with their mentor.
2023-2024 School Year
2023-2024 Cope Registration Form - Fillable (1st - 4th grade, year long)

If you would like more information about COPE, please contact Mansfield Youth Services staff:

Robin Kraemer, LCSW at (860) 429-3318 or

Katie Bell, PsyD at: (860) 429-3319 or