“This program is so important to me!! As a Waukegan resident, I know the importance of mentoring our youth and inspiring them to relentlessly chase after their dreams and goals! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Leaders United!” - Anton Mathews, Lake County Treasurer’s Office
Leaders United of Lake County and Robert Abbott Middle School have formed a new partnership to bring a new mentoring program to their 8th grade scholars. The Breakfast Club is an opportunity for selected 8th grade student to interact with Leaders United members to gain assistance with academics, talk about their lives, gain confidence, and learn leadership skills.
8th grade is a key time for intervention! By mid school year, a staggering percentage of 9th graders find themselves failing in school. Mentorship programs like Breakfast Club can help to provide a steady foundation of skills to start and end the first year of high school successfully.
Breakfast Club is a great way to start the day. Each session begins with a short icebreaker to start the conversation and encourage each student to engage in a quiet dialogue with his or her mentor before moving into academic assistance. Leaders United mentors find time spent with the Robert Abbott scholars is meaningful and significant to each scholar’s success.
"My first time mentoring with the Breakfast Club was so rewarding that I decided to sign up for the next ones. It is great knowing that an hour out of you day can make a huge impact in the lives of these students. It was amazing to see how open and willing they are to connect with us. This initiative by Leaders United really transforms communities of Lake County and I can't wait for it to grow!" - Ninad Manier, ITW Construction Products
To learn more about the Breakfast Club, contact Bobbi Selvik at (847)-775-1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.