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Multiple Sites and/or Community Based

100 BLACK MEN OF CHICAGO
https://100bmc.org/programs/mentoring/
From the web site: "100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. will provide positive role models for African-American males throughout the Greater Chicago area by pairing them with successful African-American professionals committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African-American community based on the following principles: Respect for Family, Spirituality, Justice and Integrity."

 

ACE MENTOR PROGRAM - CONNECTS YOUTH WITH BUILDING TRADES, CAREERS
https://acementorchicago.org/
From the web site: "ACE’s mission is to inform and excite high school students about career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering; encourage students to pursue secondary and post-secondary education that will prepare them for careers in the integrated construction industry; and support the development of basic and technical skills through mentoring relationships."

 

ALL STARS PROJECT OF CHICAGO
https://allstars.org/locations/chicago/
The All Stars Project uses performance as a tool for youth development and growth, All Stars provides young people the opportunity to develop as learners and performers, onstage and off. Operates in South and West side locations of Chicago.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO
https://bbbschgo.org/
From the web site: "Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 19, in communities across the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago serves youth throughout the Chicagoland area: Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties in Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago offers volunteers different program options based around the same 1:1 mentoring model. BBBSMC has also launched its innovative online mentoring program, Flex Mentoring, which matches local high school students in high impact one-to-one mentoring relationships with corporate professionals while leveraging the mobility of technology. It offers volunteers the flexibility to mentor on their own time and build a personal connection with a child across distances."

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHICAGO
https://bgcc.org/our-programs/
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago offers a wide variety of youth development and learning programs at its sites across Chicago.

 

BY THE HAND CLUB - IN FOUR CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS
https://bythehand.org/the-solution/
From the web site: "By The Hand has always been known for emphasizing a holistic approach to child development. We literally and figuratively take our kids by the hand and walk alongside them from the time they enroll in our program until they’re walking independently as well-adjusted, responsible adults. We tutor them to academic excellence. We mentor them to make wise, life-defining decisions. And we care for them as our own, meeting their basic nutritional and medical needs." By the Hand Club locations are in Altgeld-Murray, 13015 S Ellis Ave; Austin, 415 N Laramie Ave.; Cabrini-Green, 1000 N Sedgwick St and Englewood, 220 West 45th Place.

 

CHICAGO HOPES FOR KIDS - HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM
https://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/programs.html
From the web site: "Chicago HOPES for Kids empowers children experiencing homelessness by providing direct academic support in Chicago’s homeless shelters. Children who are experiencing homelessness can fall three to six months behind in school due to their unstable living environment. We help these students unlock their own potential by ensuring that the children receive the necessary academic support needed to keep up in school. More importantly, we seek to foster a positive relationship with learning that will give our students hope for the future."

 

CHICAGO YOUTH CENTERS - OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS
https://www.chicagoyouthcenters.org/outofschool-time-ost
From the web site: "The Out-of-School Time and Summer Enrichment program is offered at neighborhood Centers and school-based Centers to students ages 6-18. In our club-based program model, students engage in project-based experiences that help them build technical skills and strengthen social-emotional competencies. Our core content areas focus on STEAM, Health and Wellness, Academic Support, Arts, and College and Career Readiness."

 

CHICAGO YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. (CYP)
https://chicagoyouthprograms.org/
From the web site: "Founded in 1984 by Northwestern University medical students, what started as the Cabrini Green Youth Program has grown into an organization serving youth and families in at least 30 of the city’s 50 wards.  What is more, CYP has expanded its reach during this time of COVID-19 response and recovery with the implementation of a virtual program platform.  With this platform CYP supports ongoing student engagement amid changing safety guidelines, while also providing volunteers the opportunity to continue to support, and families the chance to engage in new and exciting ways."

 

DREAM ON EDUCATION - FOCUS ON 6TH-8TH GRADE STUDENTS IN CHICAGO
https://www.dreamoneducation.org/
From the web site: "Our mission is to prepare high-performing, low-income 6th-8th-grade students for the rigor of a high school and college curriculum and challenge them beyond their comfort level, which will enable them to maximize their potential, reach their dreams, and contribute positively to society." Browse the site to learn more.

 

GIRL FORWARD - SUPPORTING REFUGEE GIRLS
https://www.girlforward.org/get-involved/
From the web site : "GirlForward is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers for our Mentoring Program, which matches women mentors with adolescent refugee girls. As a mentor, you will be paired with a mentee in grades 9-12 and will meet with her for at least two hours per week to talk about school, relationships, and careers, and to do fun and engaging activities together. As a mentor, you will make a one-year commitment to GirlForward and will receive individual and group trainings to prepare you for this role."

 

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER CHICAGO AND NORTHWEST INDIANA
https://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-program.html
Scouting programs offer many forms of mentoring and youth development. Visit the site to learn if there is a program in your community.

 

GRIP OUTREACH FOR YOUTH - CHICAGO
https://www.gripyouth.com/about-us/the-solution/
From the web site: "Our Life-on-Life approach starts by recruiting, training, and EQUIPPING an army of caring adult volunteer mentors. Next, we CONNECTthese mentors to youth through our engaging outreach programs. Our staff then continue to coach our mentors to intentionally pursue and GROW these relationships outside the walls of our programs by spending time with youth–in their homes, schools, churches, and communities. We teach our mentors “throughout your week, as you’re doing life, simply bring your student along with you.” Over time, through persistent and consistent time spent together, Life-on-Life relationships start to form." Visit web site to read more.

 

HFS CHICAGO SCHOLARS
https://www.hfschicagoscholars.com/get-involved/become-a-mentor
From the web site: "Since 1992, the award-winning HFS Chicago Scholars (HFS) has helped young men and women in high school achieve their educational aspirations. HFS began its concept to help a small group of economically disadvantaged and academically motivated 13-year old students and now it has grown into one of the largest scholarship organizations in the city of Chicago. For the upcoming Academic School Year (2016-17), we will assist over 140 scholars attend some of Chicago’s finest private high schools. An important part of the HFS Chicago Scholars program is providing our scholars a role model to support them through their high school years. This is where you can get involved as a mentor. The impact that a mentor makes on a scholars life is critical as it can leave a positive impression that will impact that scholar’s life as a young adult." Visit site to learn more.

 

INTONATION MUSIC WORKSHOP (IMW)
http://www.intonationmusic.org/overview/
From the web site: "Intonation kids explore their limitless potential by learning to play instruments and forming their own rick bands. Offered in partnership with schools, park districts, and community organizations, our year-round classes make music accessible to children by providing them with instruments, instruction, mentorship, and the chance to perform on stages across the city. Each Intonation student takes part in a personal and team approach to practice, setting goals and problem solving; and over time, they gain the confidence to take charge of their direction and seek out new experiences."

 

NEW LIFE CENTERS - CHICAGO
https://newlifecenters.org/programs/
From the web site: "We are neighborhood based Centers that connect youth and young adults with Christ and Community through mentoring, education, and sports. We operate sites in the Humboldt Park and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago. Each site offers unique programs that respond to the specific requests of our neighbors, most of which fall under three broad categories: Mentoring, Education and Sports."

 

POLISHED PEBBLES - GIRLS MENTORING
http://polishedpebbles.com/about-us/
From the web site: "The mission of the Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program is to provide girls (7-17 years old) with the opportunity of learning the vital life skill of effective communication. Our Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program instills confidence in girls to face the challenges of daily life by substituting aggressive forms of communicating and problem solving with new strategies that allow them to gain a solid reputation and respect without retaliating." Programs are offered at a variety of schools and non-school locations.

 

SEED OF HOPE FOUNDATION
From the web site: "Seed of Hope Foundation (SOH) is a local non-profit that offers life skills programs to teenage girls, specifically the Westchester, Bellwood, Maywood, Broadview, and LaGrange Park areas. Programs include workshops on communication, self-esteem, relationships, goals, literacy, and roundtable discussions on various social topics (bullying, dating, sex, building healthy relationships, choices, professional development and conflict resolution.). The vision of SOH is “to develop emotionally intelligent leaders of integrity and excellence for the generations to come and they are guided by four core principles: integrity, acceptance, nurturing and fun.”

Website is not opening as of 9/30/2021

 

SGA YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES - CYCLE OF OPPORTUNITY
https://www.sga-youth.org/services/
From this web site: "By providing free, comprehensive services, SGA helps children, families and communities break the cycle of adversity and embrace opportunity. SGA is consistently successful because of our track record of excellence in developing innovative programming. We find the necessary resources to sustain services, identify the right partnerships and track, measure and improve our outcomes through date-driven solutions. SGA provides a wide range of social services in some of Chicago's most challenged and consistently under-served communities resulting in long-term, community-wide change." View web site to learn more.

 

TEACH THEM HOW.ORG - URBAN GARDENING
https://teachthemhow.org/
From the web site: The mission of Teach Them How is "to deliver access to healthy living, sustainability, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, for our youth. Which has improved their quality of life & opportunities for social advancement. To reduce crime and violence by fostering new life skills in Chicago inner-city neighborhoods. The primary program is Eat for Life which uses a garden as a classroom where students learn to grow food. The program offers youth an opportunity to learn life and vocational skills that can sustain families and help underserved "food deserts" thrive. Students also learn how to exercise control over food choices and how food choices can affect heart disease, stroke, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and depression."

 

THE LUV INSTITUTE MENTORING FOR AGE 16-24
http://www.luvinstitute.org/youth-empowerment-programs/youth-programs
From the web site: "The Love, Unity & Values (LUV) Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports young people, ages 11-24, who face challenges with college and career readiness. We set out to provide the foundational skills they need for successful navigation by using literacy, art, and well-being (LAW) as pathways to the workforce of tomorrow. The LUV Institute is looking for professional men and women to mentor young adults ages 16 to 21 who are completing the Journey to my Better Self Career Empowerment Workshop which is preparing them as they emancipate from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services."

 

TRIPLE THREAT MENTORING PROGRAM - MULTIPLE PROGRAMS IN CHICAGO AREA
https://triplethreat.org/wings/
From the web site: "To empower urban youth to realize their potential and inspire volunteers to leave a lasting legacy. We’re not just a youth organization. We’re an organization that facilitates relationships between youth and volunteers through our passion-based programs.

 

WORKING IN THE SCHOOLS
https://witschicago.org/programs
From the web site: "Working in the Schools (WITS) creates positive learning communities through a portfolio of volunteer literacy mentor programs and teacher professional development; a comprehensive design to inspire students' passion for reading." Visit web site to learn more.

 

UNION LEAGUE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
https://ulbgc.org/academic-success-2/
From the web site: "The Union League Club of Chicago operates two Boys and Girls Clubs on the West Side of Chicago, plus four clubs within Chicago Public Schools on the West Side of Chicago and in the Englewood neighborhood of the South Site. The ULC also offers a summer camp in Chicago. Each of the Clubs offers a wide variety of programs at our sites. These programs fall into three core program areas: 1. Academic Success, 2. Good Character and Citizenship and 3. Healthy Lifestyles."

 

YMCA OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO - YOUTH AND TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
https://www.ymcachicago.org/programs/youth-and-teen-leadership/
From the web site: "The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago offers multiple leadership programs in safe, welcoming environments throughout the city. Our programs focus on enhancing skills, building confidence, and improving academic performance. By providing young adults the opportunity learn and grow, we are creating a healthier and stronger community." Visit the web site to see range of programs offered.

 

YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO -STEM PROGRAMS
https://ywcachicago.org/our-work/steam-and-youth-programming/
From the web site: "YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Two STEM programs are offered. Visit the site and see details about 3D Youth™ and TechGYRLS."

 
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