Mentors Needed for Big Sibling Program


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

703 West Monroe StreetChicago, IL 60661

About

Mentoring is the cornerstone of our organization. These volunteers, or Big Siblings, develop a one-on-one relationship with a child in our program. They attend the monthly Child Enrichment Outings and have at least one additional contact with the child individually each month. As a Big Sibling, 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 commit to a two-year contract in order to be matched, and our average mentoring relationship is just under four years.

Volunteers must pass reference & background checks.

Horizons for Youth is a community committed 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. We are the only organization in Chicago offering this unique combination at the elementary through high school level.

Skills

  • Spanish
  • General Education
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • (roughly 2-3 hours/2x a month)
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