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Tutor Incarcerated Youth at Illinois Youth Center Chicago

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

  • 62 people are interested
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Jump Start provides volunteer tutors to work with young men who are incarcerated at the Illinois Youth Center in Chicago. The youth range in age from 13 to 21 and almost all are behind in reading and/or math. Most volunteers work with one youth at a time for approximately 1 to 2 hours per week, though some may choose to do more. Teaching experience is not required and training and resources are provided. All tutoring is done in a supervised setting.

Volunteers are required to show proof of COVID vaccination. Mandatory testing is provided weekly. Masking is required at all times and temperatures are taken upon entry to the facility.

Tutoring hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. Tutors must be 21 years of age.

For more information, contact Melissa Auer at

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About Literacy Volunteers of Illinois


100 S. State Street, Suite 437, Chicago, IL 60603, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills.



Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


136 N.Western AvenueChicago, IL 60612



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most volunteers come in weekly for 1 to 2 hours, although some choose to come in more often.

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