Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy!

The Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Boeing Scholars Academy (http://blogs.iit.edu/boeing_scholars/program) -- a free, two-year academic enrichment program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields -- is seeking volunteers to work closely with high-achieving diverse teens from Chicago-area high schools. We welcome involvement from IIT students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the greater Chicagoland community!

Scroll down for brief descriptions of volunteer opportunities for summer 2013, and enter your information below to express your interest in volunteering. All locations but field trips are on IIT's Main Campus. We will follow up with you if you are selected as a volunteer for an event or opportunity. If you have any questions, get in touch with Connie Ma, Program Coordinator, 312.567.3005, yma24@iit.edu.


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**Volunteer Opportunities for Summer 2013**
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PROJECT MENTORS (10-month [July-April] commitment)
Eligibility: Adult professionals with a bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience.
This is a 10-month volunteering position that involves guiding a team of IIT Boeing Scholars as they endeavor to make a positive impact on their communities. It is a highly rewarding opportunity to work closely with and make an impact on Chicago youth. For more information and additional eligibility requirements, please see our website (http://blogs.iit.edu/boeing_scholars/getinvolved/become-a-project-mentor). **Prospective mentors are strongly encouraged to attend our "Mentor Match" event on Monday, July 22, from 5-6:30 pm.**


SUMMER FIELD TRIP VOLUNTEERS (Friday, July 12, and Thursday, July 18)
Eligibility: College students (18+) and older.
We are looking for individuals who would like to chaperone our high school Scholars on half-day (4 hours) or day-long (8 hours) field trips to local companies, community-based organizations, incubators, universities, and more as they enrich their minds and educate themselves about possible careers, industries, and life paths. Chaperones will be responsible for aiding Program Instructors (summer program staff) or IIT staff in getting students to and around field trip locations in a timely manner. Lunch and transportation costs will be covered by the program.


CAREER EXPLORATION FAIR - PANEL & CAREER FAIR (Monday, July 15, 1-3pm)
Eligibility: Adult professionals, faculty, or graduate students.
We welcome Chicagoland professionals from diverse fields -- from social work to computer science, education to marketing, engineering to law -- to share their experiences with our students at our "Career Exploration Fair." We will begin with a panel discussion among young professionals (i.e., graduated from college in the last 10 years) from 1-1:30pm, and hold a "career fair" from 1:30-3pm, at which each volunteer (of any age) staffs a table and, as students circulate, answers students' questions about their field of work and their path to finding their passion.


JULY COLLEGE ESSAY VOLUNTEERS (Monday, July 22, 5-6:30pm)
Eligibility: College students and older.
We welcome volunteers who are comfortable reading and providing constructive criticism on short essays written by high school students who are preparing to apply to college. Volunteers will work one-on-one with a student for the duration of the session, reading drafts of college admissions essays and discussing them. A short training will be given to volunteers.


COLLEGE PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS (August-September)
Eligibility: College students and older.
We welcome volunteers to help our rising seniors prepare five college applications. Volunteers will read and help students revise college application essays, give feedback about their descriptions of extracurricular activities, help students research different schools, and give general college preparation advice. We will hold multiple 2-3 hour workshops, at times to be announced, throughout August and early September. A short training will be given to volunteers.

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