The Black Star Project’s most recent effort at alleviating income inequality, the Building Chicago’s Next CEO program is an 8-week summer program designed to help young adults and teens in Chicago’s South Side invest in stocks and start their own businesses. 

Stay tuned for more information for the 2020 session including topics, workshops, and more. Click here to apply!


Mentors are so important in the lives of our youth. When young people see examples of what they can become, they are more likely to take school seriously, to excel in school academically and to graduate from elementary and high school with college aspirations. A good mentor can turn a high school dropout into an honor student. A mentor can show a student a different path in life. Our mentoring programs focus on exposing our youth to positive role models, instilling values of integrity and service, and building positive young people who will be successful in school and in life.

Mentoring Programs

Young Black Men of Honor

Do you want to inspire and motivate students to succeed? Would you like to share your story? Do you have as little as two hours a year to motivate students? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should become a student motivator!

What is Young Black Men of Honor mentoring program?

The Black Star Project's Young Black Men of Honor Mentor Program (YBMHMP) supports young Black men in Chicago ages 12 to 18 who meet every Tuesday evening with their mentors (1:4 ratio).