Studies have shown, “A mentor can talk to your child about problems, help set future career goals, raise a child’s self-esteem, lead to better performance at school, and make your child less likely to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. For kids who learn and think differently, it can be especially helpful to have a mentor who knows what it feels like to grow up with these challenges.
60 6th-12th graders
AROHOE currently mentors 60 6th-8th grade, inner-city youth from the south and west side of Chicago. We mentor them in weekly 45-60 min sessions on campus.
- Short/Long term Goal setting
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Conflict Resolution
- NWEA Testing
- Authentic Manhood
- Vision Life Experiences (pro sports and themed activities)
2020 brought unique circumstances. AROHOE met the current challenges of our mentees and their families by raising support for grocery gift cards, Chromebooks for at-home learning, and outerwear.