Mentor2.0 = A Mentoring Program for Busy Professionals!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

417 Taylor StreetJoliet, IL 60435
Mentor2.0 = A flexible volunteer opportunity for busy profes

About

Mentor2.0 matches students from Joliet Township H.S. with college-educated mentors, and provides them with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

Mentor-mentee matches get to know each other through an innovative combination of weekly emails (via a secure web-based platform) and monthly group events (during the school-year only) at the student's high school. Read more: http://www.bbbswillgrundy.org/mentor2.0

WHY MENTOR2.0?

The academic achievement by economically disadvantaged students is one of our area's greatest needs. Each high school dropout costs the State of Illinois approx. $3,000 a year, for the rest of their lives. (Such a great public cost at a time when economic growth and development, as well as a well-educated workforce, are of paramount importance!)

WHAT DO MENTORS DO?

  • Send one weekly email on an interesting topic that Mentor2.0 provides.
  • See your mentee once a month for 2 hours at a Mentor2.0 facilitated after-school event at their school from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • All mentors must be at least 21 years of age and a college graduate.
  • Celebrate your mentee's graduation by mentoring them from sophomore year to senior year.
  • Commit to sending one weekly email on an interesting topic that Mentor2.0 provides through the Mentor2.0 platform.
  • Commit to seeing your mentee once a month for 2 hours at a Mentor2.0 facilitated after-school event at their school from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

SIGNING UP & NEXT STEPS

  • Complete the online application. (After submitting the online application, we will contact you to schedule your interview and orientation.)
  • We will run a background check. (There is a one-time, tax deductible, $40 processing fee at the time of the interview.)
  • Be ready to email and meet your mentee -- as soon as September!

Skills

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • System Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Law Enforcement

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 email a week & 1 in-person meeting a month

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