MENTOR Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for children and youth in Illinois. We build on the substantial experience and resources of MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership and the extensive body of research about effective mentoring practice to help build the capacity and effectiveness of mentoring programs throughout the state.

MENTOR Illinois's contributions to the field include:

  • Training and technical assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Setting statewide standards for effective mentoring practice based on national best practice
  • Networking within the mentoring community
  • Developing partnerships among both the public and corporate sectors with mentoring programs
  • Supporting programs in assessing their own strengths and opportunities to improve their effectiveness

Meet Our Board

 We are grateful for the experience and expertise our board members contribute to our mentoring programs. Meet the people who make up our Board of Directors

For Programs

 The key to a successful program is having a vast and varied set of resources to help with planning and implementation.  Here you'll find tools and information to help you succeed.

For Mentors

Mentors can make a huge difference in the life of a child.  We want to help you be prepared for a positive mentoring experience by offering you these resources.


We'd like to introduce you to the Corporate and Program Partners who contribute so much to the success of our mentoring programs.  

Contact Us

MENTOR Illinois

55 E. Monroe, Suite 3800

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-881-7767




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