Horizons for Youth is looking for WAA members to volunteer as mentors for Chicago area youth. Options for volunteer involvement include twice-monthly mentorship as a “Big Sibling”*, being a “Surrogate Big Sibling,” organizing fundraising events with a team of Young Professionals, or tutoring kids enrolled in Horizons For Youth. Learn more about the program
and consider volunteering your time. You may even make a lasting impact in the life of a future Badger!
World Sport Chicago Scholarship Program — Become a Mentor!
The World Sport Chicago Scholarship Program
provides Chicago high school student-athletes with college-application mentoring, participation in on-site college interviews with 70 colleges and universities and the opportunity to receive one of 10 renewable college scholarships worth up to $5,000 annually ($20,000 total), supported by World Sport Chicago and Chicago donors. World Sport Chicago Scholars are grouped in cohorts of six to eight students and two to three mentors; together they navigate a year-long series of workshops intended to guide students through the college-application process. Mentors are “college consultants” for their students and support them through the emotional and logistical challenges of applying to college. Throughout the year, mentors are supported by Chicago Scholars, an organization that World Sport Chicago has partnered with to provide detailed insights to universities and the application process through presentations and personal advice to mentors and students. Where:
Chicagoland-area schools When:
May 2013 to May 2014 Contact Info:
If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please email WAA’s Matt Lojkovic at email@example.com
Chicago Youth Sports Alliance Field Day
Looking for an opportunity to give back to the Chicagoland area? Look no further!
Alumni representatives from all of the Big Ten schools will work in teams with 500 elementary school children from the Chicago area to compete in a massive field-day event. Each school will have its own team and event station while the children’s parents attend a workshop on preparing their students for college. Where:
Chicago Park District When:
Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. Cost:
For questions and to register, please email WAA’s Matthew Lojkovic at firstname.lastname@example.org