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Minds Matter Chicago
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Published 19 days ago

MMC Background

Minds Matter Chicago (MMC) connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.

Volunteer as a Mentor

We match each of our students with two mentors that work with them for the duration of our program, from their sophomore through senior years of high school. This 2-on-1 structure is one of the things that sets Minds Matter apart and ensures our mentees’ success.

Mentoring sessions will be held from September through May and run from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (excluding regular holidays, winter break, and spring break). We expect to meet in person in the fall and will follow city and Chicago Public Schools guidance.

How You Can Help

MMC is looking for community-oriented individuals to make an impact in our students’ lives by volunteering as a mentor for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking for people from all types of backgrounds, as diverse experiences are crucial to the success of our students.

  • Young professionals’ recent experience applying to and attending college/university is invaluable advice you can offer your mentee as they navigate the process themselves.
  • More experienced individuals can bring their years of life and industry knowledge to the table, which is extremely beneficial insight for your mentee.

The relationship you form with your mentee, as well as the academic and personal support you provide, will be an integral part of their college preparation and success. At MMC you will have the opportunity to work alongside your peers and expand your network with those who share your passion for giving back to Chicago.

Your Commitment

When working with youth, one of the key components to building trust is showing up.

We require a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week, including time needed for weekly session/lesson preparation and/or regular communication with your mentee.

We prefer mentors that are able to commit to three years within the program, working with the same student from their sophomore through senior years, because building strong relationships over time is vital for their growth and success. We understand that moving, new jobs, and changing circumstances happen, so we ask that mentors devote at least one year to working within the program.

Get Involved

For those who are interested in getting involved, we will be holding an information session on July 29th and August 12th at 6:30 p.m. (event link), where we’ll review the MMC program and volunteer roles in more detail. We’d love to see you there! If you cannot make either time, please respond to this post and we will follow up with next steps.

If you are interested in applying, you can also start the process on our website here:

https://mindsmatterchicago.org/volunteers/

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

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At Minds Matter Chicago, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission. Given the diversity of the population we serve, different perspectives are not just encouraged but essential. As such, we look forward to the unique perspective you can bring to our students.

Check us out on social media!

Website | https://mindsmatterchicago.org/

LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/minds-matter-of-chicago/

Facebook | https://m.facebook.com/MindsMatterChicago/

Instagram | @mindsmatterchicago

Phone | 312.600.5388

MMC Background

Minds Matter Chicago (MMC) connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.

Volunteer as a…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided

Location

On-site

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL, United States

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to immediately begin the application process, you can get started at our Applicant Landing Page: https://mindsmatterchicago.org/application-process/. You will also find a link to our online application, which you can complete after viewing the video.

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