Match Up! Mentoring
Match Up! Program
HPNC welcomes youth who are interested in academic support and a safe place to engage in creative activities, learn important life skills, and play an array of sports. The teen years can be challenging, exciting, productive, and complicated. To overcome communication obstacles, our program offers opportunities for creative expression through fine art, drama, poetry, photography, film making, and more.
To develop into responsible members of society, we nurture students’ social, emotional, and educational needs through life-skills workshops, empathy and understanding classes, and inter generational programming. We use sports as a way of instilling skills such as teamwork, fairness, responsible conflict resolution, and organization.
Our staff and volunteer mentors encourage students to explore their interests, talents, and goals to see what life can bring after graduation. High school students have the opportunities to complete community service hours and expand their social horizons.
Completed registration forms may be returned to HPNC front desk, faxed to 773-643-4262.
Match Up! Mentoring Program
|Program Description||The purpose of Match U!p is to engage youth ages 13-18 with support and activities that will significantly improve their academic achievement and social skills while minimizing exposure to illicit activity.|
|Targeted Population||Middle and high school students ages 13 – 18|
|Program Time||Mondays – Thursdays 3:30-6:30 pm (school-year hours)|
|Activities||Meet new friends from neighborhood schools while playing basketball, participating in theater program, “Lawyers in the Classroom”, coding & robotics, and other activities.|
|Educational||Homework help with, technology-based research techniques,|
|Community Service||Project–based activities, e.g. coordinating/cooking a meal Ronald McDonald House, Canned Food Drive, Beach Clean Up, Buddy Reading.|
|College Readiness||Help with college admission applications, FAFSA grants, scholarships&loans, college tours.|
|Career Development||Resume writing, interview techniques, job shadowing|