Director of Community Relations

Dani (Danielle) Brink

Make a difference in the life of a student – join the Addison Mentor Program

The Addison Mentor Program is looking for community members and business professionals to serve as mentors for students at Addison Trail and at Indian Trail Junior High School in Addison School District 4.

The purpose of that program is to identify students “on the brink of success,” who will benefit from having a positive role model. See details below.

Make a difference in the life of a student – become a mentor.

What is the Mentor Program?

  • The Mentor Program is an initiative of the Addison Business-Education Partnership Council (now known as Addison Resources Connect) to support the students of Addison Trail and Indian Trail Junior High School.

  • The program was implemented in the 2004-05 school year, which means 2022-23 will be the 19th year for the program!

What are the goals of the Mentor Program?

  • The Mentor Program matches community members and business professionals with students at Addison Trail and Indian Trail Junior High School.

  • The purpose of the program is to identify students who are “on the brink of success,” who will benefit from interacting with a positive role model.

What is involved with being a mentor?

  • Mentors meet with their mentee once a week for 30 minutes from October to May.

  • The goal is to follow a student from junior high school through high school.

  • Mentors complete a brief training and a background check before they begin meeting with their mentee.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

A mentor is a:

  • Nurturer
  • Coach
  • Cheerleader
  • Confidant
  • Friend
  • Supporter
  • Role model

How are students selected for the Mentor Program?

Students selected to participate in the Mentor Program are “on the brink of success.” They are students who might be struggling in school or in other areas of their personal life. They need:

  • Motivation
  • Support
  • A positive adult relationship
  • A person they can trust and speak with about their challenges

How do I become a mentor?

Complete the Mentor Program application below.

Mentor Program application 2022-23

For questions or more information, contact District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink at 630-530-3989 or dbrink@dupage88.net.