Our Goal

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

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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”
– William Arthur Ward

Upcoming Events

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    Year End Celebration

    Our annual fundraiser! Stay tuned for more information on our fundraiser on December 16th. 2016! RSVP Coming soon.

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    Secret Santa

    We are keeping the tradition going and bringing back the annual gift donation to those who need it most; our kids. More information will be out soon.

Our School Improvement Days:

  • Last year was filled with great opportunities and achievements. We held numerous school improvement days and we are doing it again in 2016; 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.

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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