Interested in mentoring?

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Find out how you can be involved

If you would like learn more about Foster Progress’s work of helping youth from foster care achieve their college dreams, please get in touch today.  We're looking for people who embody optimism and can invest their time in the life of a young person who needs support. 

Mentor Requirements: 

  • College degree

    • Having a car, drivers license, and car insurance is helpful but not a requirement

  • Mentors must be employed unless there are special circumstances

  • View the Introductory Training

  • Complete the Mentor application

  • In-person interview

  • Send of copy of your driver’s license and car insurance (if you plan to drive)

  • Reference check

  • Background check

  • Training 1 - What is Foster Care? (2 hours, in person or remotely)

  • Training 2 - Mentoring for College Success (2 hours, in person or remotely)

  • Training 3 - Financial Aid for Youth from Foster Care (online)

  • Mandatory Reporter training (online)

  • Quarterly meetings at our office (or virtually if you're outside of Chicago)

  • Weekly mentoring sessions with youth in your community