The Urban Prep Fellows Program is a one year service opportunity for recent college graduates interested in working with urban youth at a nationally-renowned all-boys charter public high school. Fellows work as full-time student mentors in high-need African-American communities in Chicago. Fellows will augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a seminar course.
Urban Prep Fellows Program
- Must have graduated from a four-year university [see specific graduation date requirements on the Urban Prep website]
- A strong, demonstrated interest in education and empowerment for urban African-American boys
- A history of involvement in team or group activities (i.e. college athletics, a fraternity/sorority, and leadership in student organizations)
- A passion and commitment to teaching or mentoring youth (i.e. summer camp counseling and after-school tutoring)
- An understanding of the unique problems confronted by urban communities and urban teenagers
- A relentless work ethic and strong spirit of entrepreneurship
- Strong, effective verbal communication skills indicative of potential for teaching success
- An ability to live and work well with others despite stressful conditions and demanding responsibilities
Visit their website for additional application details and deadlines.
- Living stipend of $800 per month
- Housing - each fellow will have his/her own bedroom in an apartment/house shared with other fellows
- Transportation - an unlimited public transportation card.
- HMO health and dental coverage