The Springboard mentorship program pairs youth professionals with skilled Chicagoland professionals and lay leaders. Mentors can help youth professionals develop new skills, expand their professional networks and gain exposure to additional career options.
Springboard staff will pair mentor-mentees based on career compatibility, experience level, and area of interest. Pairs are encouraged to meet for monthly conversations (either in person or via phone/videoconference. Mentorship pairs will be supported by Springboard staff in order to offer resources and suggestions to help the pair build a successful mentorship .
Is there a program you would like to participate in, class you’d like to take or conference you want to attend? Apply for a Springboard Professional Development Grant and we will help you fund your experience. Send an email to Springboard@juf.org describing the opportunity you’re interested in, how it will benefit your career and the amount of support you are requesting.