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Mentoring Matters: Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth

School-based, nonprofit Youth Guidance brings support to students & families in many of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods .

Volunteer at Hope High School!

In just a few weeks, Open Books will bring ReadThenWrite, a program that pairs dedicated volunteers with teens for a reading, writing, and publishing experience, to Hope College Prep High School, and we need more volunteers to make the program a success! Read on for more details on how you can help Hope HS 10th graders become published authors.

 

Brighter Future Award Scholarship For Elementary-Age Englewood Youth - InfoSession July 20th

On Our Shoulders We Raise A Village -

Big Shoulders Fund

Big Shoulders Fund is continuing to accept applications for  Brighter Future Award 2013. A scholarship lottery aimed at investing in our young scholars in these crucial times for education in Englewood. The Brighter Future Award is a scholarship of up to $3,500 dollars to attend a Big Shoulders Fund school  of your choice anywhere in the city of Chicago. (see here) The Brighter Future Award aims to assist those student who are currently enrolled at closing,Level 3 and/or “on probation” school.  The scholarship typically represents 70% to 100% of tution cost depending on school and is auto-renewing for each academic school year up to 8th grade!   Previous students who have received Big Shoulders Fund scholarships have been put on the fast track to attend some of the nation's best Colleges and Universities.

 Let’s make that a reality for your child.   

Year Up Chicago Recognizes Talent Among Urban Young Adults in Chicago

Despite talent and motivation, 6.7 million young adults in this country lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, our economy needs help. U.S. businesses are calling for more and better-trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there will not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.

Students Work to Get Out the Vote (VIDEO)

Students from Youth Connection Charter School and elected officials gather to stress the importance of voter registration in this year's presidential election.

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