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Be a Virtual Academic Mentor for Chicago Middle Schoolers!

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

CovEducation (CovEd), a 501(c)3 education nonprofit that provides FREE tutoring and mentorship to K-12 students of high need (low-income, from underserved school districts, etc.) across the country. We are a warm, volunteer-based community of 4500+ mentor volunteers from 450+ institutions, and have successfully served 3800+ mentees since March of 2020. You can learn more about us on our website www.coved.org .

We are launching a new and exciting partnership with middle schools in the Chicago Heights public school district, who will be incorporating our services at CovEd into their official school schedule so that their students have a designated time and space to regularly meet with a mentor (1-2 times/week) during the school day. We need approximately 200-300 more mentors to be part of our mentor cohort in supporting these middle school students, most of whom identify as low-income and from underserved demographics.

You do not need to be in the Chicago area to become a mentor for this opportunity.

All interested mentors should sign up at: bit.ly/covedxCH.

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Mission Statement

Continuing K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic.


As school shutdowns across the U.S. continue due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many students are faced with financial and logistical challenges that greatly impact their learning experience. This has exacerbated long-standing educational inequities among American K-12 students, especially among high-poverty districts, rural areas, and families with limited access to resources for remote learning.

CovEducation (or "CovEd") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to connect mentors from higher education institutions with K-12 students affected by school closures. Our mentors not only serve as academic tutors but also as role models who foster non-academic interests and career exploration. We also compile free, web-based educational resources for students, families, and educators, as well as partner with schools and other non-profits to improve the learning experience of K-12 students.

With an expanding community of 4,600+ undergraduates, postgraduates and educators from 448 higher education institutions and nearly 3,800 mentees across 50 states, we believe in the democratization of academic resources and support so that every student has a chance to reach their fullest potential. This program is available to all K-12 students in the U.S., focusing on those with limited access to resources for continued learning.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours per week from February to June.
  • Must be undergraduate or recent graduate from a U.S. institution of secondary education. All interested mentors should sign up at bit.ly/covedxCH.

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