Consists of academic and tutoring classes, homework assistance, one-on-one and group mentoring, college fairs/tours, financial aid workshops, as well as recreational activities and events.
The need of our mentees
Tutoring/homework assistance, studying & test taking skills
College Campus Tours
The available resources provided by our partners
The creative positive learning experiences designed to improve each students academic interpersonal skills and interest
Offering a myriad of mentoring strategies to keep students engaged in learning
Via our partnership with Sylvan Learning Center our students have access to top notch academic support needed at a discounted rate.
CME provides students the opportunity to experience campus life at prestigious institutions of higher learning while exploring their academic choices post high school education; 6 to 10 college campus tours are scheduled per year.
Group outings to WNBA Chicago Sky basketball games, Six Flag's Great America and other events that our CME family & friends enjoy such as Chicago White Sox baseball games, Brookfield Zoo, museums and much more!
Mentors are screened and matched with mentees to provide social, emotional, cultural support and enrichment. Mentors are required to have the time and flexibility to communicate with mentees on the minimum basis of once per week via phone/text and a minimum once a month face-to-face. Prospective mentors are required to complete a background screening, interview, orientation and training.
Our program partner Sylvan Learning Center offers academic tutoring and homework assistance; helping students improve their studying, testing skills and ACT/SAT Prep.
Includes college planning, FASFA, financial aid,
career exploration and interview/resume,
academic planning and college tours.
4. COLLEGE TOURS
CME mentees explore high education institutions and tours between six to ten per year to see the difference between campus life and home.
5. COLLEGE PLANNING
Individual Post-Secondary Education Plans to help CME mentees develop educational goals necessary for planning and achieving their college degrees or certifications.
to prepare and inspire our mentees for college success:
College Exploration & Selection
Transitional from High School to