Connections That Count

Each week during the school year, Connections That Count (CTC) provides a safe place for area youth impacted by disabilities and families in the surrounding Mt. Pleasant community to connect with CMU student leaders and participate in fun activities such as craft making, exercise, talent shows, healthy snacks, and meal preparation. Here the youth are able to make friends and build social skills that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do. Caring and compassionate CMU students gain valuable experience working hands-on with those with disabilities.

CTC has been in existence since 2002, started by Joan Hogan from Counseling and Special Education and some of her students majoring in various programs in the College of Education and Human Services. Now, nearly 20 years later, CTC still provides a valuable resource to the surrounding community through positive relationships, activities, and more.

Human Development and Family Studies Professor Holly Hoffman and two-time CMU alumnus, local businessman, and Mt. Pleasant resident Joe Wentworth are currently leading the initiative.

Apply to participate

Know a youth impacted by disability who is ready to join a fun group? Fill out the participant application form and the participant interest profile.

Become a student leader

Are you a CMU student ready to mentor youth impacted by disability and have fun? Fill out the CMU Student mentor application.

Spring 2024 Activity Schedule

January 22Winter Welcome!CDLL/EHS 118
January 29Woman's Volleyball Team!SAC
February 5Snow TubingSnow Snake Mountain
February 12Valentine's PartyCDLL/EHS 118
February 19Woman's Lacrosse Team!SAC
February 26Rock ClimbingFinch Fieldhouse
March 4CMU Spring Break - NO CTC
March 11St. Patrick's Day PartyCDLL/ EHS 118
March 18Scavenger HuntCDLL/ EHS 118
March 25Sports NightMorey Courts
April 1Pajama/Movie NightCDLL/ EHS 118L
April 8STEM NightCDLL/ STEM Lab
April 15Talent Show!CDLL / EHS 118
April 22End of Year Banquet!Buck Run Golf Course 5:30- 8 p.m.