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Glenwood Academy

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We are a local residential school for at-risk youth and are always in need of volunteers. Our amazing kids come to us from some pretty tough backgrounds and we are dedicated to ensuring they are set up for a successful and bright future.

We are in always in need of additional support in classrooms, with homework, tutoring and more, specifically when the school year starts again in August. Our campus includes a school for 2nd-8th grade, 13 cottages the children reside in with house parents year-round and a very dedicated staff. We also have high school students who reside on campus with us as well while attending one of 3 local high schools.

We do require background checks, fingerprinting and on-line training in addition to some paperwork be completed prior to volunteering. Our current volunteers have expressed that working with our students has been the most rewarding experience of their lives.

If you are looking to truly make a difference in the world, please contact nsheahan@glenwoodacademy.org or 708-756-5102.

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About Glenwood Academy


500 W. 187th St., Glenwood, IL 60425, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Glenwood Academy nurtures and educates at-risk children by inspiring excellence, building character, and strengthening community.


The goal of Glenwood Academy is to eradicate poverty, injustice and inequality through the power of residential education.

With a reputation of excellence for over 130 years, Glenwood Academy (formerly Glenwood School for Boys) is greater Chicago’s only boarding school that offers a safer, nurturing environment for disadvantaged children. Willing and able to learn but constrained by difficult social and economic situations, each year approximately 150 of these children come to Glenwood to live and learn - both in and out of the classroom. Stress factors in these children's lives include students who come from distressed and dangerous neighborhoods, single-parent and low-income families, underperforming schools, and other varying factors that impede growth and development. Here, young minds are challenged, character is built, family relationships are strengthened, and potential is attained. More than just a school, Glenwood is a bright new world of promise for disadvantaged children with the ability and desire to succeed.


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500 W. 187th StreetGlenwood, IL 60425



  • Library Sciences
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Mathematics


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Must be a minimum of 23 years old to volunteer with our students

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