College Success Mentor - HS Class of 2021

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Pass With Flying Colors

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Mentors allow PWFC to realize our mission of college success by providing individualized support, encouragement and guidance to a first-generation student during their college years.

Mentors and students are matched in the spring of junior year. We are currently seeking 25 mentors for the high school class of 2021.

Mentors are paired with a student of the same gender, based on common interests and personality traits. Mentors and students develop a meaningful relationship during high school that will endure through a remote relationship in college.

PWFC mentors make a long-term commitment to their student. In high school, mentors assist the student in staying on track with their college application and financial aid deadlines, and preparing for a successful college transition.

Mentors will:

  • Attend two Mentor Orientation meetings
  • Attend the kickoff dinner with students and parents
  • Meet in person with mentee at least twice between kickoff and the start of senior year
  • Communicate during the student’s senior year monthly, meeting in person at least every other month
  • Attend PWFC-hosted mentor/student events (2-3 throughout the school year)
  • Communicate monthly with the PWFC College Success Manager and the Mentoring Committee including a summary of your contact with your mentee and any concerns you might have.

When students matriculate to college, the goal of the relationship shifts to college success. The PWFC College Success Manager will provide mentors with a monthly email with a reminder of key touch-points and suggested conversation topics. Mentors will:

  • Stay in touch with student at least monthly via phone, text and email. This will be more frequently during the freshman and sophomore years and should decrease in subsequent years
  • Attend PWFC-hosted winter break and summer events
  • Assist student with resume preparation and career coaching
  • Assist student in networking to secure a meaningful summer job and internships

All mentors must complete a background check prior to being matched with a student.

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About Pass With Flying Colors


4300 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60641, US

Mission Statement

Pass With Flying Colors prepares Chicago underserved first-generation students for college and career success.


Since 2010, Pass With Flying Colors has prepared Chicago’s first-generation students for college and career success. Our 8-year program serves first-generation students in the academic middle. Through research-based programs, 1:1 support, and college and career exposure, PWFC Scholars develop their vision for the future and are equipped with skills they need to succeed.

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4300 N. Knox Ave.Chicago, IL 60641



  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • On average, 1 hour per month; plus during training
  • Background check, training, annual events, check-ins with staff on student progress

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