Just as teachers are the foundation of the education system, mentors are the heart of our organization. Our goal is to train and retain adult mentors who are committed, compassionate and accountable. We believe that there are so many adults in and around the North Lawndale community with the power to positively impact the lives of our youth, which is why we equip mentors with professional training. We currently recruit mentors from the North Lawndale community, DePaul University, University of Illinois – Chicago, National Louis University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Greater Galilee Baptist Church and other local civic and faith-based organizations.