Inspire a LINK Unlimited Scholar!
among 7% of the Illinois mentoring organizations earning the
Gold Star designation as evaluated by MENTOR Illinois.
MENTOR Illinois recognizes those Illinois-based mentoring programs meeting or exceeding best practices across six program areas, as established by MENTOR|The National Mentoring Partnership, in cooperation with the nation’s foremost authorities on mentoring.
LINK is Chicago’s only college and career success organization focused solely on African American youth. We have more than 200 mentors paired one-on-one with our scholars, and we hope you will also become a LINK mentor! Your participation will help transform the life of a promising African American high school youth from the Chicagoland area.
Make a Connection.
Create a Legacy.
Becoming a mentor is not difficult; but, it does require a commitment of your time, talent and treasure, including:
- Consistent contact with your scholar to nurture the relationship and expose them to life-enriching activities and opportunities. It is expected that you contact your scholar twice a month, via phone, email, text, or Skype contacts, and arrange in-person engagements at least four times each year.
- A commitment to attend three annual LINK events (Class Session, College Fair and End of Year Celebration) that occur between September – June.
- A mutually agreed upon annual financial investment for four consecutive years to help support LINK’s programming expenses for our scholars.
Benefits of Mentorship include:
- Greater self-confidence
- Cultural sensitivity
- Long-term Friendship
- Expanded network (Mentors & Families)
- Increased patience
- Feeling of effectiveness
- Better team player
- Better handling of challenging situations Fulfillment of personal values
- More willing to accept challenges at work and at home
Take the First Step.
This page provides a summary of the mentor engagement opportunity when you join the LINK Family. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you are interested in becoming a LINK Mentor, or if you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please contact our mentoring department, via phone: 312.225.5465 Ext. 215 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Join a Celebrated, Evidence-Based Program
Link Unlimited Scholars is recognized as a Gold Star organization as evaluated by MENTOR Illinois. MENTOR Illinois recognizes those Illinois-based mentoring programs meeting or exceeding best practices across six program areas.