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ORGANIZATION: HFS Chicago Scholars

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HFS Chicago Scholars is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves the greater Chicago area. We provide mentorship, college readiness, and academic success tools to underserved high school students. Each of our scholars receives an academic scholarship to attend on of Chicago's top private high schools. We recently welcomed our largest class of freshmen...70! Part of our programming includes matching each scholar with an established professional in the Chicago community to offer advice, support, and connection. We are looking for professionals of any sector that believe in our mission to join our family as mentors for the upcoming school year. Questions can be directed to Director of Mentor Relations, Ilyssa Haner, at ihaner@hfschicagoscholars.com.

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About HFS Chicago Scholars

Location:

1137 West Taylor Street, #201, Chicago, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

Description

We provide the following to our scholars:

  • financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
  • Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
  • four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
  • college visits, selection and admissions support

Our scholars respond to the opportunity by working hard to achieve success and unlock their long-term potential. Their achievements are astounding:

  • On average, over 80% of our scholars make the honor roll of the top schools in the city.
  • Our scholars are school leaders, serving as class officers, team captains and club presidents, and annually give over 1,500 hours to community service.
  • 100% of our graduates are accepted to and attend top colleges and universities, such as Harvard, University of Illinois - Champaign, Loyola University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Drake University, Loras College, and the University of Notre Dame.
  • Our high school graduates include three valedictorians of three of the city's top schools.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1019 South May StreetChicago, IL 60607

(41.86882,-87.65492)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour each month
  • Recommended 2-year commitment to a scholar

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