College Preparation Mentoring with the Pathways to Professions program for teens
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||February 04, 2012
181 W. Madison, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Help prepare Step Up teens for college and beyond!
Saturday mentorship workshops are a dynamic supplement to Step Up's Pathways to Professions after school and field trip program serving high school juniors. The program is designed to help girls achieve whatever their post-secondary aspirations are and put them on the path to becoming successful women.
As a one-on-one mentor over a period of six months, you'll make a deep connection with your mentee, giving her guidance and perspective as she navigates her road to college and beyond. All programs are run by a professional instructor, so your role is to provide personalized support and inspiration inside each workshop based on your college and career experience. You will be as inspired by your teen mentee, as she will be inspired by you!
Workshop topics include:
• Researching and choosing the right college
• Introduction to the college application
• Writing a college essay
• Resume writing
• Interview skills
• Financing college
• Be a member of Step Up Women's Network
• A desire to make a positive impact for your teen mentee
• Commitment to entire six month program (see program dates below)
• Be an active and enthusiastic role model
• Be a college graduate
• Have strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills
• Read and sign the Step Up mentors' handbook
Saturdays Workshops, 10:00am-1:00pm:
• February 16
• March 9 (at the Career Connections Conference!)
• April 20
• May 11*
• June 15*
• July 13
*Dates subject to change based on school events.
If you are interested in becoming a long-term one-on-one mentor, please email Whitney
for more information and to schedule an informational phone screen. By committing to this program you are committing to be matched with a teen mentee for six months. If any conflict arises, you must contact Step Up as soon as possible so we can arrange for a substitute mentor for your mentee.
About Step Up Teen Programs:
Step Up Women’s Network empowers high school girls in underserved communities to reach their full potential through dynamic after-school and Saturday enrichment programming that helps girls become confident, college-bound, and career-ready.
For more information or to learn about additional opportunities to support Step Up's Teen Programs, please contact Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org