K-12 Mentors Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Horizons for Youth

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At Horizons for Youth, our mission is to transform children’s lives by providing targeted resources, rooted in education, in a trusting partnership with their families and communities.

Each of our programs and support services was developed through a responsive formula of listening to our students’ and families’ needs. Combined, our unique programs and services ensure that our students and families have the skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Mentoring is the cornerstone of our organization. These volunteers, or Big Sibs, develop a one-on-one relationship with a child in our program.

Quality mentoring can have a drastic impact on a child’s life. By providing consistency and serving as a positive role model in students’ lives, research has shown that students paired with a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college. As a Big Sib at Horizons for Youth, you are a primary source of support for a student in our program and have the opportunity to develop a lasting relationship with the child and the entire family.

*Mentors are asked commit to a two-year contract once matched with a Little Sib, and have a requirement to maintain 2 touchpoints per month with their mentee.

**All Volunteers will be required to undergo a background check as a part of their onboarding process.

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About Horizons for Youth

Location:

703 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661, US

Mission Statement

Horizons for Youth is a community commited to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated families, we provide need-based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and enrichment programs.

Description

Horizons for Youth is an educational support non profit that provides academic support, scholarships and mentorship programs for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Each of our programs and support services was developed through a responsive formula of listening to our students’ and families’ needs. Combined, our unique programs and services ensure that our students and families have the skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

703 West Monroe StreetChicago, IL 60661

(41.88039,-87.64437)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two points of contact per month (<5 hours)

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