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Desire to Aspire Mentoring Program


Desire to Aspire is looking for energetic and dedicated individuals interested in supporting our organization on the day of our 2nd Annual fundraiser, Up The Ante: Casino Night and Silent Auction. Volunteers will help us set up, man and clean up the day of our fundraiser, Saturday, April 4th, 2020!

Desire to Aspire teaches essential social-emotional learning skills to young girls and women by instilling the importance of social advocacy and introducing them to educational resources. We serve our communities in helping expose young women to various careers path and activities to help influence their future.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize network to acquire sponsorships and supporters
  • Engage with Board Members and other volunteers to solidify plan of action for events and the execution of all aspects of the fundraising campaign
  • Establish and maintain rapport with current and potential donors
  • Help to


  • Timely/On-time arrival
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible thinkers

Time Commitment

  • Mandatory virtual meeting the week prior to the fundraiser
  • Presence mandatory on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 to help set up, man and clean up our fundraising event.

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About Desire to Aspire Mentoring Program


6205 South Dorchester Avenue, Apt 1, Chicago, IL 60637, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Desire to Aspire is to enrich the lives of girls and women through mentorship on a global scale. We believe that by teaching essential social-emotional learning skills, instilling the importance of social advocacy, and exposing them to diverse career paths and activities we can radically influence the future. We also serve our communities by providing educational resources and services necessary for girls and women to lead healthy lives, socially, emotionally, physically and economically.


What does Desire to Aspire Curriculum teach youth?

Our developmental curriculum focuses on 6 pillars and 5 skills that we believe are essential to learn as a young lady. We are working on building a curriculum contains 30 weeks worth of instruction, tailored for the youths grade and developmental level. Our pillars are Higher Education, Sisterhood, Etiquette & Culture, Service & Leadership, Self-Esteem & Character, Positive Decision-Making. Our skills are Emotion Identification & Regulation, Effective Communication, Problem-Solving, Distress Tolerance.

Where Desire to Aspire is going?

Desire to Aspire plans on continuing to expand nationally and internationally. In addition to our growth in the youth mentoring sector, Desire to Aspire feels that it is also important to work with women, as they are often the foundation of the family and young girls we serve. We feel that to truly build strong girls, we must make sure that their natural role models (i.e. mothers, aunts, grandmothers) have all of the necessary resources to flourish and be great examples. We are working on pairing women with mentors, as well and creating a curriculum that will provide women with necessary skills, resources, and support to flourish no matter what stage of life.


Sat Apr 04, 2020
05:00 PM - 11:59 PM  


1366 West Lake StreetChicago, IL 60607


  • Fundraising
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • 4-5 hours per week
  • Mandatory virtual meeting on Sundays at 7:30pm.

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