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  • Morton Mentor Program

  • Be a Morton Mentor & Shape the Workforce of Tomorrow

    Program Overview:

    The Morton Mentor Program matches Morton CUSD 709 High School students with business leaders willing to share professional knowledge, skills, contacts, and resources. Through these matches, Mentors share their experience, guidance, and encouragement for students to develop their career pathway.

    Who can participate:

    Working professionals, company leaders, and/or trusted retirees with access to company facilities and a willingness to share from their experiences.

    Program Goal:

    The goal of the Morton Mentorship program is to establish a mentoring relationship where the student gains an understanding of a career or area of professional interest and is provided with the steps needed to follow the career path or explore the area of professional interest.

    Morton Mentor Time Commitment:

    Fall of Each School Year: 

    • Written applications due by JULY 31, 2019, including two references.  Background checks will be facilitated by the Morton Chamber.
    • Attend a 45 minute orientation meeting.   Please save the date for one of the following times.  A registration link will be sent closer to the dates.  
      • Tuesday October 8
        • 8:00am
      • Wednesday October 9
        • 12:30pm
    • ​​Attend Mentor and Mentee Kick-off Meeting at the High School Cafeteria.
      • Date: Tuesday, October 29
      • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
      • Location: Morton High School Cafeteria 350 N Illinois Ave, Morton, IL 61550

    School Year: 

    • Meet with Mentee a total of 5 times over the course of the school year & sign off on an attendance sheet. 
    • Participation in a Chamber organized Field Trip as well as attendance at the kick off and closing receptions count for meetings. 
    • Mentors will also be invited to present to a group of students at a Career Day in March 2020 organized by the High School.  Participation is not required, but would would also contribute to the year's meeting count.

    Spring:  Attend a Closing Reception in April of 2020 at the High School Cafeteria.

    • Date: April 27
    • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    • Location: Morton High School Cafeteria 350 N Illinois Ave, Morton, IL 61550

    Next Steps:

    • First-time mentors, apply at https://goo.gl/forms/J4Climyef8roGabF3.​
    • If you are a repeat applicant, simply indicate your interest by writing Leigh Ann Brown at labrown@mortonillinois.org.

    Questions? call Courtney Eeten at 309-263-2491 or write ceeten@mortonillinois.org

    Thank you for your interest in the Morton Mentor program and look forward to the growth opportunities for our Morton CUSD 709 High School students. Your time is of true value to bridging the connectivity between school and the business/professional world that builds their pathway to a career!

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