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Become a Mentor with LINK Unlimited Scholars!

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Become a Mentor with LINK Unlimited Scholars!

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:

  • Be a guide for your Scholar’s high school experience
  • Support your Scholar’s development and program participation
  • Increase your Scholar’s social equity through professional advice & networking

What do mentors do?

Our Mentors walk with their LINK Scholar along their entire journey through their four-year high school fellowship.

  1. Nurture your relationship with your Scholar

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.

  1. Show your Scholar support by attending key LINK events

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.

  1. Make a personal investment in your Scholar’s future

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
2221 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

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