Our Goal


to the youth.

Sprouting Leaders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting continuous academic growth and personal development among youth in some of Chicago’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Through mentorship, education, and service we aspire to transform our youth to become leaders within their communities.

We are looking for dedicated mentors & volunteers all year long to help us continue our mission of helping establish meaningful relationships with our youth.





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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Our next event will be announced shortyl Email volunteer@sproutingleaders.org or sign up for our mailing list below for more details.

  • Last year was filled with great opportunities and achievements. We held numerous school improvement days; These Saturdays are one of our students’ favorite ways to give back to their school & to spend time with their friends, volunteers and mentors.
  • Every month we are able to organize books, paint hallways, move rooms around, and engage in a fun activities afterwards. It is a rewarding experience for everyone and it brings a sense of appreciation.

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Mentor Spotlight: Mariah Kneeland

“I plan to be a lawyer one day”
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires” William Arthur Ward


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My House Music Festival was a blast! Thanks to everyone who helped make this festival a success. A special thanks to Re/Max Loyalty for choosing Sprouting Leaders to be one of the beneficiaries! Please stay tuned for all of the pictures. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sprouting Leaders is grateful and proud to be named as one of the beneficiaries for this year's My House Music Festival. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing everyone! Don't forget to swing by our tent.

If you're interested in volunteering please be sure to register by Monday. Register online here: bit.ly/MyHouseMusicFest

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Come support 3 amazing organizations while you have fun!!! Bring the whole family and jam to your favorite #HouseMusic beats! **Food ***Music ***Drinks *** Fun When: August 13 Where: Corner of 18th ...

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Our promise? To continue sprouting leaders within our communities. One seed at a time.



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How Our Mentors Make An Impact


We found the most effective way of mentoring comes from ongoing relationship building with a trusted person. Take a look at some of the activities we do below:



After School Visits


On the weekdays, we send mentors to visit elementary schools where they help the students with their homework as well as work on building a mentoring relationship.



School Improvement Days


Every month during the CPS semester, we have a community service event to clean up the school’s surrounding block and interior. Activities range from organizing, to cleaning up, to painting!



Fun Events


From playing sports to visiting Millenium Park, our events promote student confidence through interactions with their peers, mentors, teachers, and parents.

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