Our Scholars’ growth and future success is supported by the unique relationship between LINK Mentors and Scholars. We match civic-minded professionals across a wide range of industries-from education and business to finance and medicine-who all share one goal: to transform the lives of high-potential Black students in Chicago.
What does it mean to be a Link Mentor?
Our Mentors commit to guiding a Scholar for his or her entire fellowship. We provide training and resources to equip and support our Mentors in this vital piece of our four-year high school fellowship model.
As a LINK Mentor, you will:
What do mentors do?
Our Mentors walk with their LINK Scholar along their entire journey through their four-year high school fellowship.
We recommend reaching out twice a month via phone, email, text, or video call and arranging at least four in-person engagements a year. In addition to the scholar’s parent or guardian, you will become an integral part of their educational ecosystem.
You’ll attend a Class Session, a College Fair, and an End of Year Celebration between September and June. You will also receive professional development training on mentoring best practices, equity and anti-racism, and civic engagement.
Giving your best financial gift towards Scholar programming is a mission critical component of the Mentor partnership. There is no gift amount too big or too small. Each year, you will give a tax-deductible donation to help support your Scholar’s success in the fellowship.
Our Scholars’ growth and future success is supported by the unique relationship between LINK Mentors and Scholars. We match civic-minded professionals across a wide range of industries-from education and business to finance and…