Mentor Application Extended Due to Overwhelming Student Interest!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Morton Mentor Application Deadline Extended Due To High Student Demand!

With 40+ student applications received, the deadline has been extended and and Morton Mentors are still needed.  APPLY TODAY!

Program Overview:  The Morton Mentor Program matches Morton CUSD 709 High School students with local mentors possessing professional knowledge, skills, contacts, and resources. Through these matches, our Mentors share their experience, guidance, and encouragement for students to develop their career pathway.CUSD 709 High School students with local mentors possessing professional knowledge, skills, contacts, and resources. Through these matches, our Mentors share their experience, guidance, and encouragement for students to develop their career pathway.

Program Goal:  The goal of the Morton Mentorship program is to establish a mentoring relationship where the student gains an understanding of a career or area of professional interest and is provided with the steps needed to follow the career path or explore the area of professional interest.

Planning Mentor Time:

September 15, 2017:  New Due Date for application.  Please send two professional references to lfisher@mortonilliois.org.  Background checks will be facilitated by the Morton Chamber.  APPLY HERE.

September 25, 2017:  Attend an Orientation and Background Check Session at the Morton Chamber of Commerce.  Time TBA.

October 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM:  Attend Mentor and Mentee Kick-off Meeting at Bertha FRank Atrium

Meet with Mentee 5 times over the course of the school year

April 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM:  Attend a closing reception at Bertha Frank Atrium to be recognized.

Next Steps:

Apply online HERE.
Read more HERE.

Questions? call Lenora Fisher or Leigh Ann Brown at 309-263-2491 or write lfisher@mortonillinois.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Morton Mentor program and look forward to the growth opportunities for our Morton CUSD 709 High School students. Your time is of true value to bridging the connectivity between school and the business/professional world that builds their pathway to a career!

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