Chinese Mutual Aid Association ( www.chinesemutualaid.org ) and Project: VISION ( www.projectvisionchicago.org ) are 501c-3 nonprofits that serve Asian American and other marginalized communities on the north and south sides of Chicago. Young Diverse Leaders of Chicago (YDLC) is a collaborative initiative to serve 35 high school students by exploring servant leadership, working on character building, developing their academic success, and gaining college and career readiness skills. Our goal is to unite Asian American communities across Chicago and to connect the students with mentors who can support and motivate the youth to feel empowered to take on their education, future career, and leadership in their communities.
We are looking for young professionals (>1 year of professional experience) who will serve as mentors to the students. Mentors will work in teams of 2, and each team will be matched to a cohort of 5 youths for the school year. At monthly Saturday morning sessions, mentors and youths will participate in activities together to learn about leadership and develop skills that will prepare students for the future. Topics that will be explored include community, identity, citizenship, communication, accountability, diversity, and growth.
Prior youth mentoring experience is not necessary but would be helpful. YDLC mentors can expect to attend program sessions once a month for 8 months and spend about 6.5-9 hours each month on mentor responsibilities. Mentors must commit to volunteering for the entire school year and participating in at least 6 of the 8 Saturday sessions.
1. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent resume and CV.
2. Tell us a little about yourself by completing an online mentor application form, which we will send to you.
3. Schedule a 30 minute phone interview.
- Public Speaking
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 6.5-9 hours per month for 8 months