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Students who participate in the Illinois Promise Mentoring Program have higher first-year grade point averages than those who opt out. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to grow your network and develop skills for success.

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  • Participate in a required Match Me meeting in the fall to prepare for the mentoring experience 
  • Make a one-academic-year commitment and meet with mentor for a minimum of one hour per month (though most mentors and mentees meet every other week)
  • Complete a Statement of Intent together at your first meeting and sign and submit it to ipromise@illinois.edu  
  • Have the chance to attend sponsored mentor/mentee events including a Mentor Appreciation celebration at the end of the spring term

Matching for first-year students (freshmen and transfers) takes place at the start of each academic year.  Interested students must complete an online Mentee Profile Form and attend a Match Me meeting before being matched.  Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place virtually by Zoom. 

Though the I-Promise Mentoring Program is specifically designed to support first-year students, requests from continuing students will still be considered.  Please contact Shanicka Burdine, Assistant Director, at burdine2@illinois.edu to discuss your situation further.