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Mentors work with low-income high school students to plan for and apply to college, during Saturday afternoon sessions in the Loop.
Minds Matter is an academic mentoring program that empowers high-performing high school students from low-income families to achieve college admission and success. Students in our program participate in Saturday sessions which include mentoring, test prep, critical thinking and writing skill-building. During their summers students complete precollege academic programs through Minds Matter.
We match each of our students with two mentors that work with them for the duration of our program, from their sophomore through senior years of high school. This
2-on-1 structure is one of the things that sets Minds Matter apart and ensures
our mentees’ success.
We are looking for Mentors for the 2020-2021 academic year. These roles will begin in September 2020.
Mentors support students on their path to discover, plan for, and ready themselves for college. Saturday mentoring sessions focus on group discussions, teamwork, skill building, and exposing students to new experiences around Chicago through various field trips. Mentors build a strong, trusting, relationship with their mentees during the Minds Matter program. Our mentors serve as positive role models and catalysts for the students, encouraging them to fulfill their potential.
When working with youth, one of the key components to building trust is just showing up. Commitment is important for our program-presence, proactive communication, and conscientiousness are what make Minds Matter Chicago work.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
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PO Box 3149, Chicago, IL 60654, US
Minds Matter of Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.
Our goal is to provide these high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with perspective on why attending college is important, SAT/ACT test preparation courses, assistance in navigating the financial aid process and support for their decision to make academic achievement a priority. Minds Matter was established in Chicago in April 2006, and in September 2011 will serve more than 45 students, most of whom would be among the first in their families and communities to attend a four-year college.
We'll work with your schedule.
430 S Michigan AveChicago, IL 60605
April 27, 2020