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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 2018: 

    • Written applications due August 13, 2018, including two references are due.  Background checks will be facilitated by the Morton Chamber.
    • Participate in a 45 minute orientation meeting.  Multiple Sessions will be offered.
    • Attend Mentor and Mentee Kick-off Meeting:  Monday, October 1 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Bertha Frank.

    2018/2019 School Year:  Meet with Mentee 5 times over the course of the school year (a monthly meeting would be ideal) & sign off on an attendance sheet.

    Spring 2019:  Attend a Closing Reception on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Bertha Frank.

    Next Steps:

    • If you are a first-time participant, please apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/J4Climyef8roGabF3.‚Äč
    • If you are a repeat applicant, simply indicate your interest by writing Lenora Fisher at lfisher@mortonillinois.org.
    • Also, to help inform your decision to participate, please find the attached list of student interest areas for consideration.  This list will be circulated for selecting a student mentee after the August 13 submission deadline.  

    Questions? call Lenora Fisher or Leigh Ann Brown at 309-263-2491 or write lfisher@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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