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Mentor Future Chicago Leaders - Chicago Scholars Mentor Program

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Want to work with high school students from across the city of Chicago to help them navigate the college access process? Enjoy creating a network with other like-minded adults that will support students to and through their first year of college? 

Then you should become a Chicago Scholars Mentor! 

Join us at our Chicago Scholars New Mentor Open House to learn more about becoming a mentor!  

Chicago Scholars provides Chicago’s young leaders with the support they need to achieve their dreams through an innovative college access, success, and leadership development program. We serve students in under-resourced communities and nurture their talent through mentorship, college admissions support, college persistence, access to summer internships, and career development opportunities. 

We are currently recruiting over 200 dynamic individuals to serve as mentors for our incoming college class of 2027. Through our innovative 2-year mentoring program, mentors provide support needed to successfully navigate the college admissions process and complete the first year of college. 

With just a small investment of your time, you can help to change the lives of the future generations of Chicago’s leaders! 

APPLY NOW! https://chicagoscholars.org/mentor 

If you have any questions, contact us at GetInvolved@ChicagoScholars.org


Please note: Starting May 1, 2022 all Mentors volunteering with our high school Scholars will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The safety of our stakeholders is our top priority. This decision mirrors Chicago Public Schools, city, federal, and many corporate requirements. For more information, please see our Mentor Application or reach out to our team at getinvolved@chicagoscholars.org. 

Want to work with high school students from across the city of Chicago to help them navigate the college access process? Enjoy creating a network with other like-minded adults that will support students to and through their first year of…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 21, 2022
    12:00 PM CST
    6:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    July 21, 2022
    11:59 PM CDT
    4:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location

Chicago Scholars Foundation

247 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Suite 700

How to Apply

Application Process to Become a Mentor: 

 

Requirements to Become a Mentor: 

  • Be over 21 years of age 
  • Have earned at least a bachelor's degree 
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by May 1, 2022* (Proof of vaccination is required.) 
  • Commit to mentoring for two years (Scholars’ senior year of high school & first year of college): June 2022 - May 2024 
  • Year 1: 3-4 hours per month* (including 6 assigned workshops) in which Mentors work in cohorts of 3-4 professional adult mentors to provide hybrid (virtual and in-person) support to a group of 8-10 Scholars. *Please note: This will include required attendance for up to 4 IN-PERSON workshops. 
  • Year 2: 1-2 hours per month of virtual support for 2-4 Scholars from your original cohort 
  • Attend required training sessions (2 per year) in both Year 1 and Year 2 
  • Log monthly notes about meetings with Scholars in Year 1 and Year 2 
  • If selected, commit to taking and paying for a background check in Year 1 and Year 2 - $35 *Please note, if this cost would be prohibitive for your participation as a mentor, please email us at getinvolved@chicagoscholars.org. 
  • Commit to Chicago Scholars READI (Racial Justice, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion) values (see READI values here
  • Attend Chicago Scholars' New Scholar Orientation IN-PERSON (June 11, 2022) 
  • Abide by the Chicago Scholars Mentor's Code of Conduct 

Application Process to Become a Mentor: 

 

Requirements to Become a Mentor: 

  • Be over 21…

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