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Christopher House

  • Christopher House
  • 5235 W. Belden Ave.
  • Chicago, IL 60639

Program Description

The Christopher House Youth Leadership program serves 7th-12th grade students by providing academic support, college and career exploration assistance, emotional support, social experiences, and the individual attention and concern they deserve. The program matches volunteer mentors in a one-on one match with students who are transitioning from middle school to high school or from high school to college.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 70%
  • African American: 25%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 35
  • Middle School: 5
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (3)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 100%