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MENTOR Illinois elevates the impact of mentoring today so more young people reach their potential tomorrow.

 
 
 
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Impact Awards Breakfast

Join us on November 12 for the annual Impact Awards Breakfast, a must-attend event for leaders and innovators in the field which honors organizations, businesses, and key individuals in Illinois who are making a difference through mentoring.

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ADVOCACY AUGUST MENTOR ILLINOIS

Advocacy August

Advocacy August asks Members of Congress to make a strong commitment to mentoring and youth development. You can choose to advocate on behalf of a number of legislative issues. Join us!

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#MentorIRL

The In Real Life campaign was launched in response to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and the call-to-action to deliver on the promise of opportunity for all of our young people.

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Share Your Story

Inspire others to mentor by telling us about how a mentor has impacted you or about your experience mentoring a young person.

Be sure to share your mentoring moment on social media! #MentorIRL

 
 
 

Today’s youth.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

MENTOR Illinois is dedicated to creating the best chances for long-lasting, positive experiences for young people entering mentoring relationships.

 
 
 
 
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MENTORING IMPACT

Why mentor?

 

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.