Our mentors come from across the Chicago area and from all walks of life, including working professionals, college students, retirees, and everything in between. The Pitch In program gives each mentor the opportunity to form satisfying, rewarding, and ongoing relationships with young people who are eager to expand their horizons.
“I love Pitch In because I get to learn from people who really care about me and my future.” – Pitch In Mentee
The Pitch In Commitment
Understanding that consistency is one of the keys to successfully engaging with our students we ask for a minimum commitment of 1 school year (Oct-June) from each of our mentors. However, many of our mentors return year over year and thus have been able to stay with their mentees over multiple years.
Each class meets in the late afternoon (after school) one day a week. Ideally, mentors are able to commit to coming weekly but every other week is also an option. We can pair mentors based on their availability.
No special skills or background is required. Our mentors only need to be willing to engage and inspire our students by participating fully to become a role model by sharing their own passions, knowledge, and interests and to have fun!
If you are interested in a mentoring opportunity, please complete the online application or contact our Program Manager, Alex Scheidemantel at firstname.lastname@example.org