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Tutor and/or Mentor Programs in Chicago Suburbs

Chicago North Suburbs

 

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS IN LAKE COUNTY
https://bbbschgo.org/
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is the most widely recognized name in mentoring. Activities in Lake County are coordinated by the BBBS Metropolitan Chicago office, which is in downtown Chicago. Browse the site to learn how you can become a mentor or enroll a youth.

 

BRIDGE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES MENTORING PROGRAM
https://www.bridgeyouth.org/
From the web site: "The Bridge Youth Advocacy Program is a mentoring program for children between 7 and 15 years old. Mentoring is a proven method of promoting social skill development and healthy decision-making by teaching through example. Mentors help at-risk youth develop a more positive outlook on their futures, improve academically, and get along better with their peers and family members."

 

COLLEGE BOUND OPPORTUNITIES - MENTORING PROGRAM
https://cbo4success.org/mentoring/
From the web site: "Mentoring is the key component of the CBO program and begins immediately after the student’s acceptance into CBO. Spanning the full six years of the CBO program, the one-to-one mentor relationships provide the necessary guidance for the scholars to make the right decisions in their academic and personal lives. They inspire our scholars, help them dream big, set realistic goals, provide feedback and authority, encourage accountability and celebrate successes with them. Because most of the students in the CBO program are the first in their families to go to college, a mentoring relationship can provide the motivation and care a student needs in that moment and over time."

 

MAINESTAY YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES - MENTORING
https://mainetown.com/departments/mainestay/mentoring/
From the web site: " MaineStay offers an on-site evening mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Participation is open to students in grades 4-8 who live or attend school in Maine Township and limited to 20 matched pairs of the same gender. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6-7:30 PM at the Maine Township Town Hall. There is no cost for youth to participate."

 

OMNI YOUTH SERVICES
https://www.omniyouth.org/counseling/school-based-groups/
From the web site: "In response to community needs, OMNI offers programs in cooperation with school personnel in the school setting. Past programs have addressed both prevention and intervention of areas such as bullying, gang involvement, suicide and substance use/abuse, parenting adolescents, social skills, and the transition to high school. Consultation and program development can be provided for individual school issues or needs.

 

READING POWER, INC
https://www.readingpowerinc.org/
From the web site: "Reading Power helps Pre-K through 2nd grade students in North Chicago and Zion, Illinois become successful and independent readers and writers through one-to-one literacy tutoring for elementary children."

 

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY UNLIMITED - Y.O.U. EVANSTON
https://youthopportunity.org/strategy/goals-strategies
From the web site: "Y.O.U. closes the opportunity gap by preparing youth for post-secondary and life success. We partner with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional supports to 1,600 youth and their families each year, ensuring every young person has the opportunity to succeed. All of Y.O.U.'s services are relationship-based and free for youth and families."

 

Chicago West Suburbs

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF WILL & GRUNDY COUNTIES
https://bbbswillgrundy.org/
BBBS of Will & Grundy Counties connects volunteer mentors with youth in traditional one-on-one mentoring and in virtual mentoring via the Internet. Visit the web site and see how you can get involved.

 

CREO DUPAGE
https://creodupage.org/our-story
From the web site: "CREO DuPage (aka CREO) is a nonprofit program (started in 2019) focused on helping motivated Hispanic/Latino/Latinx students attain the future they yearn for – making possible what may seem impossible. We want to break away from misconceptions by changing the college narrative in the community and enabling our students to successfully prepare for and complete their studies.

 

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
https://www.ylacademy.org/
From the web site: "The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) program is delivered through a diverse team of trainers, mentors and other volunteers who meet with cadets an average of two Saturday mornings per month during the academic year. There are close to 20 sessions total in an academic year. Sessions are usually held on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 am and conclude at 12:00 noon. The goal of the YLA curriculum is to provide cadets with the support and experiences that allow them to reach their full potential as individuals who are still very young and responsible for making important choices about their adult life. There are three training concepts that the YLA uses in combination to deliver a unique program to our cadets to help them accomplish this: A) Self-Determination, B) College Readiness, and C) Service Learning."

 

ETERNAL LIGHT COMMUNITY SERVICES
https://eternal-light-srvces.tripod.com/id2.html
From the web site: "Eternal Light Community Services was founded by Reverend Regi Ratliff in 1997. Based in the Village of Maywood, and focusing on the Proviso Township area, the mission of Eternal Light is to provide services that would allow today’s youth to reach their fullest potential. Eternal Light strives to save a community with promise. Providing guidance, instilling self-esteem, and empowering youths, as well as their parents, to invest in themselves and their future strengthen a community. Various workshops hosted by Eternal Light are Toastmaster’s Public Speaking, Tutoring & Mentoring, Teen Parenting Program, Financial Literacy, and Poetry"

 

KALEIDO SERVE - FOCUSED ON YOUTH IN MAYWOOD, IL
http://kaleidoserve.org/
From the web site: "KaleidoServe, NFP provides two programs that are designed to improve circumstances and develop the at-risk youth’s capability to succeed through enriching and empowering approaches offered in a safe, structured and nurturing environment. They are Dream Campaign which is an enrichment program in which 40 high school aged youth participate in a mentoring and career exploration program which includes job shadowing successful professionals in areas such as information technology, advertising, medicine, legal and the corporate industry. Participants also shadow successful entrepreneurs." The Future League which is a Leadership Development and Career Aspirational Program designed to develop Middle School aged youth into becoming Aspirational Leaders through a basketball league."

 

KIDS GOLF FOUNDATION - MENTORING PROGRAM
https://www.kidsgolffoundation.org/volunteer/mentor-a-child/
From the web site: "Other Side Of The Green (male version) and Thinking Outside The Tee Box (female version) are annual mentoring events that pair a junior golfer age 11-17 with a business professional in the career they are interested in for a nine-hole scramble at Rich Harvest Farms. During the event, participants talk to the business professionals about their experience and learn valuable life skills. The event was created to show boys and girls how to use the sport of golf as a vehicle to enhance their future careers."

 

MAYWOOD YOUTH MENTORING
https://maywoodyouthmentoring.org/MaywoodYouthMentoring.org/About_MYM.html
This program has been providing a variety of mentoring and youth enrichment programs in Maywood, IL since 1994. On this link you can click into pages describing a girls mentoring program and a boys mentoring program, while also seeing other opportunities in Maywood to engage youth.

 

THE EDUCATION CENTER - NAPERVILLE
https://www.theeducationcenter.org/Mission
From the web site: "The Education Center was founded with the mission of providing counseling services for young people and keeping them a part of the community. The staff works tirelessly with thousands of children, youth and families each year. Help comes to those with learning disabilities, lack of study skills, and serious school issues. A mentoring program is included."

 

THE FIG FACTOR FOUNDATION - FOCUSES ON LATINO GIRLS AGE 15-25
http://www.thefigfactor.org/what-we-do/
From the web site: "We are a non-for profit organization dedicated to giving vision, direction, and structure to young Latinas. Our mission is to become a powerful catalyst for Latinas ages 15-25 to pursue their dreams by providing educational leadership platforms, mentorship, and powerful experiences through the context of sisterhood. Our MENTOR PROGRAM provides each graduate with a female mentor that will support them for six months with monthly meetings and regular check?in calls. Our volunteer mentors are part of a team of caring adults that bring new ideas, encourage positive development and help participants define their goals and identify action to take. Graduates become accountable through sustaining support."

 

THE G.L.A.R.E CLUB
http://www.theglareclub.org/
From the web site: "The G.L.A.R.E Club’s program provides girls with many opportunities including life skill enhancement, leadership development, character building, educational and social development. This is accomplished through mentoring, arts, literacy, recreational activities, self awareness, respect, and empowerment. Programs in the past have taken place at the offices of Creative Alliance Group, located in Westchester, Illinois."

 

THE LEADERSHOP: MENTORING AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
https://theleadershop.org/programs/mentoring-program/
From the web site: "The LeaderShop offers a variety of programs designed to help today’s youth build confidence, knowledge and leadership. The mentoring program establishes a one-to-one relationship between a screened and trained adult volunteer and a child (ages 5 through 12) in need of additional adult contact, guidance and support. There are all different types of kids involved in the program. Youth are from various backgrounds: some reside in a single parent household, some live in a group home, some live with both parents, and all have a need for extra support. Volunteers also vary by age, cultural backgrounds and interests. In an effort to create the best match possible, youth and adults are matched by the Mentor Coordinator according to their interests, not by length of time on the waiting list. The expectation is that the match will meet weekly for at least a year." Located in LaGrange, IL.

 

WILLOWBROOK CORNER - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
http://www.thecommunityhouse.org/what-we-do/willowbrook-corner/
From the web site: "The Community House offers education and support programs for residents of the Willowbrook Corner neighborhood. We strive to provide a space where children can learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment, and we also offer programs and support for parents. Offerings include an After School Program, a Summer Learning Program, and special events sponsored by the Willowbrook Corner Coalition; an umbrella group of community agencies working together to meet the unique needs of families in unincorporated Willowbrook."

 

Chicago South Suburbs

 

JONES MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTER OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS
https://www.jonescenter.org/programs.html
As part of Jones Memorial Community Center's out-of-school time programs include: # After School Club - Educational, social, and recreational activities for ages 5-17

# Tutoring / Mentoring - Specialized help for youth with greater academic needs

# Mentoring - One-on-One relationships with caring adults for 4th-8th graders

# Computer Learning Center - Hands-on computer training utilizing PLATO software and online capabilities

 

SHE'S ALL THAT! MENTORING PROGRAM
https://www.shesallthatfan.com/
From the web site: She’s All That program offers workshops after school, during the school day and on Saturdays at local schools, churches and other youth serving organizations. SAT uses modeling and role playing as a way for participants to learn age appropriate make-up and skin care techniques as well as ways to dress for social/community gatherings, school, and job/school interviews."

 

Tutor and/or Mentor Programs – NW Indiana


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER NORTHWEST INDIANA - EDUCATION AND CAREER PROGRAMS
https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/
From the web site: "Core Programs at each club engage our youth in activities with adults, peers and family members that develop self esteem and support our youth in reaching their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and the social needs and interests of our youth, while recognizing developmental principles, Clubs offer program activities in five areas (which are described on the web site)."

 

If you know of other programs that should be added contact Dan Bassill.

 

CHAMPAIGN URBANA 1-TO-1 MENTORING PROGRAM

https://www.cu1to1.org/ From the web site: "C-U One-to-One Mentoring is the school-based mentoring program of the Champaign Unit 4 and Urbana District #116 Schools. Mentoring is about building relationships of trust between a young person and an adult for the purpose of providing support, encouragement and guidance. Mentors are matched one-on-one with a student of their own gender when the student is in 3rd-7th grade. Mentors meet with their 'mentees' for one hour a week during the school day on school grounds. They may read together, play games, go for a walk, workout in the gym, discuss current events, work on a school project or just talk. Coordinators at each building help provide activity suggestions, training and support."

 
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