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Mentor a high school student - Fall 2020

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iMentor Chicago

  • 148 people are interested
Male Pair

We are currently recruiting mentors to be matched in fall 2020. By completing the application and orientation process now, you'll have a head start and be on the priority list for matching in October. If you have a male friend who would like to mentor with you, let them know about this great opportunity to buddy with you as a mentor and be matched at the same school.

One email a week, one event a month, one more student excited about college.

The guidance of a mentor can empower a young person to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor is seeking college-educated volunteers to mentor students from our partner CPS high schools.

Using iMentor’s dedicated curriculum and staff support, mentors and students work together, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success.

Mentors communicate weekly with their student using our online platform and attend one in-person group event each month. Through these activities, mentors will develop a supportive mentoring relationship that will last for 3 years and guide a mentee through iMentor’s college-readiness curriculum and the college application process.

Requirements

  • Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years old and be a college graduate (2 or 4 year degrees accepted).
  • Since our partner schools are all within Chicago, all volunteers must live or work within the Chicagoland area.
  • Mentor relationships last 3 years; mentors should be reasonably certain of their ability to commit to remaining in the Chicago area during that period.
Sign up for orientation (a no-obligation way to learn more): www.imentor.org/chicago/orientation
Apply here: https://chicago.imentor.org/

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About iMentor Chicago

Location:

332 S. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604, US

Mission Statement

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

Description

iMentor facilitates mentoring relationships that ensure more students from low-income communities enroll in college and graduate with a degree. This fall, our program is launching in Chicago with 400 high school students. We aspire to serve more than 2,000 students annually in Chicago by 2018.

Community
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

332 S. Michigan Ave9th FloorChicago, IL 60604

(41.87729,-87.62461)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approx. 4 hours/month - (most online, 1 in-person/month)
  • Live or work in the Chicagoland area.

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