One email a week, one event a month, one more kid 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 Chicagoans to mentor students from public high schools in Chicago's low-income communities.
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 devote 5-6 hours per month to mentoring, sending one weekly email and attending one in-person meeting 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.
- 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.
- Mentors should possess strong writing and communication skills.
- Mentor relationships last 3 years; mentors should be reasonably certain of their ability to commit to remaining in the Chicago area during that period.
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Youth Services
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4-5 hours/month - (most online, 1 in-person/month)
- Live or work in the Chicagoland area.