Welcome and thank you for your interest in
becoming a Chicago Scholars Mentor! We are excited about your decision to join us in our mission! As a Mentor, you will play a pivotal role in the educational success, leadership development, and pursuit of self-actualization of our Scholars. Mentors work in cohorts of 2-3 professional adult Mentors to support a group of 7-8 Scholars.
Chicago Scholars has a set of six core values that guide all of our work:
We Dream Big. We Show Up. We Embrace Our Differences.
We Model the Way. We Care For Each Other. We Keep Our Word.
Core Value 1: We Keep Our Word.
Requirements to become a Chicago Scholars Mentor:
- Must be over 21 years of
- Have earned at least a
- Commit to mentoring for
two years (Scholars’ senior year of high school & first year of
- Commit to a
minimum of three (3) hours a month in the first year
- Commit to one (1) hour a
month of virtual support for Scholars in the second year
- Commit to at least one
(1) face-to-face interaction with Scholars in the second year
- Participate in Chicago Scholar's New Student Orientation (all day, either June 8th or 9th 2019)
- Attend required training
sessions (2 per year), 4 assigned workshops with Scholars in Year 1, and required Mentor & Scholar events
- Abide by the Chicago
Scholars Mentor's Code of Conduct