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We are looking for mentors and volunteers who are passionate about making our world a better place and who understand that it starts with our youth.

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Become a Mentor

Establish a relationship with a young person in the community and make a difference.

We want students to see all the opportunities the City of Chicago has to offer –

  • Cross-cultural. Offer YBF students a window into the professional working world.  “If you can see it, you can be it.” 

  • "Mentoring Lite". Our mentorship program is only 4 weeks long (and virtual!). Sessions can range from 30 to 60 minute via Zoom. 

  • Mentors must pass a screening interview and a background check.


Become a Volunteer

Your support creates positive change.
Volunteer options:

  • Monitor our youth when they are in our center, virtual learning, or other activities

  • Assist students with completing homework

  • Help with after-school activities

  • Fundraising opportunities 

  • Promote awareness of the center and the important work we do​

  • Donate, donate, donate​
    • Monetary donations

    • School and art supplies

    • Books

    • Electronics like laptops and headphones

    • Food for our youth’s breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions about YBF or about getting involved,
please let us know!

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