Letters of Leadership

Sprouting Leaders


Photo by Anita Ivanova

Volunteers and mentors from NEIU and UIC at The Corkery Elementary Back-to-School Kick-Off.

Sprouting leaders is proud to be at NEIU. We’re a volunteer-based, non-profit, organization dedicated to promoting continuous academic growth and personal development amongst some of Chicago’s most underserved communities. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as to promote a positive environment where our student can achieve academics and social success.

We are looking for dedicated and influential leaders — mentors who can transform lives by promoting a positive learning environment and helping students achieve both academic and social success. To create a positive and lasting impression for our students, we ask that each mentor evaluate their schedule to ensure proper attendance throughout the academic semester. Though only requiring approximately 20 hours of service, this opportunity is a semester long commitment, and mentors should maintain a proper level of attendance throughout the academic semester.

Our organization arranges after-school homework assistance programs, school improvement days, and team building activities. Our chapter will be working with Fredrick Funston Elementary school.

Our upcoming events include an informational meeting on Sept. 29 from 3-5p.m. and our first school improvement day for the school year is Oct. 3.

The participation and commitment of our mentors is the fuel that drives our program towards creating permanent, positive impacts in children’s lives. We hope that you will join us in our mission of creating a brighter future for those who deserve one.

For more information on any of our events or our organization visit the Sprouting Leaders website at http://www.sproutingleaders.org, or feel free to contact us via email at: [email protected]