Volunteer opportunity description

One email a week, one event a month, one more student excited about college. 

The guidance of a mentor can empower a young person to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor is seeking college-educated Chicagoans to mentor students from public high schools in Chicago's low-income communities.

Using iMentor’s dedicated curriculum and staff support, mentors and students work together, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success.

Mentors devote 4-5 hours per month to mentoring, sending one weekly email and attending one in-person meeting each month. Through these activities, mentors will develop a supportive mentoring relationship that will last for 3 years and guide a mentee through iMentor’s college-readiness curriculum and the college application process.

*NOTE: We are currently recruiting mentors for fall 2018. However, if you’re interested in taking the next step to learn more and get involved, you can do that now - no need to wait.*

Apply here: https://chicago.imentor.org/#/

Requirements

  • Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years old and be a college graduate (2 or 4 year degrees).
  • Since our partner schools are all within Chicago, all volunteers must live or work within the Chicagoland area.
  • Mentors should possess strong writing and communication skills.
  • Mentor relationships last 3 years; mentors should be reasonably certain of their ability to commit to remaining in the Chicago area during that period.

 

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About the organization

iMentor Chicago

Contact:
Danielle Davis
Volunteer Manager
Organization’s website:
https://imentor.org/chicago
Volunteer opportunity website:
https://www.imentor.org/
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