This exciting, new technology-enriched mentoring program, is designed to:
- Impact local high school graduation rates
- Build crucial skills linked to college and career success for youth that might not currently have those expectations set for themselves.
Utilizing iMentor’s technology-enhanced mentoring curriculum, Big Brothers Big Sisters is broadening its program offerings to address the critical needs of Joliet Township High School District 204 students, many of whom will be the first in their families to apply to college.
• matches college graduates one-on-one with a Joliet Township High School District 204 student, in order to support and provide the guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.
• mentor2.0 maintains the quality one-to-one mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters is known for and expands this by using technology for much of the interaction between the mentee and mentor. This reduces the mentor’s in-person time commitment to once every month, and utilizes a customized curriculum guide throughout the match interaction.
Requirements to be a Mentor in Mentor 2.0
(1/2 in-person, 1/2 online)
What You’ll Do
Successfully complete the online volunteer application, background check ($40 fee), enrollment interview, and volunteer orientation/training.
Read and respond to 1 email a week from your mentee.
Join your Joliet Township High School District 204 student mentee at a mentor2.0 group event once a month for 2 hours.
Develop a supportive mentoring relationship that will last for 3 years.
Guide your mentee through the mentor2.0 college and career-readiness curriculum and the college application process, using the provided online curriculum.
Join your peers and meet new people at optional mentors-only social and learning events
How It Works
Curriculum & Checklist Goals
417 Taylor St
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 723-2227