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Youth Mentor

Would you like to help a local youth? Would you like an excuse to be a kid again? Become a youth mentor! Catholic Charities is currently recruiting mentors to work with 9-12 year-olds in Lake County. Studies show that volunteering a just a few hours a week can have a lifelong impact on a young person. If you are at least 21 years old and are willing to commit just 2 hours a week for a year, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mentoring can be fun and flexible. Once you’ve been matched, you develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. We will provide you with ideas and support to help you find the best way to connect with your mentee. Quarterly events that include other mentors and mentees are available too. Express Interest below to get more information! 

According to various educational studies, kids who have mentors have: Increased high school graduation rates Lower high school dropout rates Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices Better attitude about school Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence Improved behavior, both at home and at school Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers Improved interpersonal skills Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use You can really impact the life of an at-risk child.

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Children, Youth and Families
Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
721 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654

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