We are now hiring mentors to begin the onboarding process to start mentoring this summer! Find out more at our upcoming New Mentor Interest Session


AnitaMarie Nelson

Business Management, Robert Morris University

With two daughters currently in college, AnitaMarie knows what it takes to guide young people through this sometimes scary process. She has been so helpful in supporting her first mentee in her college access journey that she recently agreed to mentor a second young lady! 

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Jonathan Allsop

BA Music, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan grew up in one of the poorest cities in America and grabbed every educational opportunity he could to make a better life. Now he works at a Fortune 500 company and also gets to live his dream of stage acting on the side. He has always loved helping others, and we're so honored he has chosen to invest his time and talent in one of our young people, too. 


Tracy Cupper

Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Psychology, Calvin College

Tracy's heart for teenagers and background in psychology and social work make her an excellent mentor to a young lady from foster care. We appreciate her dedication and passion. 


Margaret Marion

BA Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

MA Clinical Social Work, University of Chicago

Margaret's experience growing up as a second-generation foster youth gives her insight into the barriers our students face. Her creativity and dedication to guiding youth toward a better future are invaluable assets to the young lady she mentors. 


Josh Hampton

BA Business Administration, Philander Smith College

When Josh heard a young man in his area needed a mentor, he dedicated himself to completing the on-boarding process as quickly as possible so he could become a mentor for him. Josh is a loving husband and father of one, soon-to-be-two young children, and he and his mentee share a love of basketball.


Heather Hezky

BS Secondary Education, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Heather recently left a fast paced career in pharmaceutical sales and wanted to spend her time giving back to the community in a meaningful way. We're lucky to have her investing her time and wisdom in a young lady on track to college success! 


Zach Danielson

MS Computer Science, DePaul University

BS Physics, North Park University

As a father to three boys, one adopted through foster care, Zach knows firsthand the value (and for some, the novelty) of having good male role models. Zach has been a popular SAT math tutor with our students in the past and now takes on the larger role of mentor to a young man eager to succeed in college and adulthood.