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Youth Tech provides job training and experience, mentoring, and social-emotional learning to young men in Chicago.

Saturday University

Young Black Men of Honor Mentoring Program

The Black Star Project's Young Black Men of Honor Mentor Program serves young Black men in Chicago ages 12 to 18.

Destination College

"Urban college-bound minority high school students in Chicago have high educational ambitions, but many lack the college-planning information they need to make informed choices on how to realize these ambitions," says a recent study by ACT, Inc. with cooperation from the Council of Great City Schools.  "These students are ambitious and highly motivated" said Richard Noeth, ACT's director of policy research and co-author of the study, "but many didn't receive the help they needed, when they needed it, to adequately prepare for college."

Student Motivation and Mentoring Program

The Black Star Project's Student Motivation and Mentoring Program, created in 1996, follows a classroom-mentoring program model that strives to:

  • Inspire and motivate students to do well in school

  • Expose students to various college and career options

  • Encourage students towards healthy and positive lives

  • Help students to create viable life plans and make good decisions


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Cities that participated in MLK Mentoring Day

Cities that participated in MLK Mentoring Day
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