Northwest Suburbs Opportunity to Mentor Teen Girls - Chicago, IL

Save to Favorites

In Her Shoes Foundation

  • 60 people are interested
In Her Shoes Foundation

Group Mentor for Teen Girl Program/ Youth Coordinator (Chicago & Suburbs)

The purpose of IHSF (In Her Shoes Foundation) is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. Our mission is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: Positive Influence, Learning Opportunities, Community Partnership, Leadership Development. Group mentors facilitate a structured curriculum to middle aged and high school girls in various schools and community organizations in Chicago and various Suburbs.

This opportunity takes place at various times and days depending on the site location and semester.

Reporting to: Program Manager, Ready Set Girls Academy


  • Manage a classroom of girls 6- 12 th grade from various middle and high schools.
  • Have some experience in small and large group dynamics (how to steer conversation, keep participants on task without taking over).
  • Deliver program with basic knowledge about the social, emotional, and physical development of girls.
  • Participate in the creation and distribution of newsletters and other promotional and educational materials.
  • Work with other group mentors to provide a compelling customer service.
  • Facilitate a broad range of workshops and activities.
  • Complete reports as required by leadership team.
  • Build relationships with the community organizations and schools and be the face of In Her Shoes Foundation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Classroom Management Skills: Communication, Time Management, Instruction Skills, Patience, Creativity and People Skills.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Have a passion for the program and mission for overall In Her Shoes Foundation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, pursuing GED or equivalent in the field of Psychology, Education, Counseling or Social Work OR a strong background in mentoring young girls.
  • Basic knowledge/experience in these areas or relevant field.
  • Retired professionals may also apply, Stay at Home Moms, etc
  • We are open to college students seeking internships. (credit may be applicable to certain schools and/or programs)
  • Mandatory background check is required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to program locations using own transportation or public transportation.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree, pursuing GED or equivalent in the field of Psychology, Education, Counseling or Social Work OR a strong background in mentoring young girls.

What is in it for you?

  • A certificate of appreciation which can also be proof of volunteer experience.
  • An opportunity to network with talented professionals who are passionate about the program and In Her Shoes Foundation overall mission.
  • A strong reference for your time spent as a group mentor and you will make a significant difference in the lives of young girls.

How to Apply

In Her Shoes Foundation is run entirely by volunteers. If you have the passion for this program and a mission driven mind-set, please submit a personalized cover letter on why you connect with our mission, vision and core values and a CV/ resume to and cc:

***Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

86 More opportunities with In Her Shoes Foundation

3 Reviews
Children & Youth Crisis Support Women


We'll work with your schedule.


1580 N Northwest Highway Suite 200Park Ridge, IL 60068



  • Mentoring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Facilitation


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

Report this opportunity