Year Up Chicago is a year-long workforce development program for young adults, 18-24 with a high school diploma or GED. We provide hands-on training and experience in IT, business communications and professional skills. We match 160 students with professional mentors twice a Year. This application is for our students who will be matched with mentors in July of 2019.

In addition to this online survey, you will be contacted by our Development Specialist, Luis Cabrales-Vasquez, at lcabrales-vasquez@yearup.org about future training for mentors. Applications are due January 10, 2019. Matches are announced on January 26, 2020. 

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* 1. Please fill in the following with your contact information.

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* 2. Please fill in the following with your home and personal contact information.

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* 3. Please list your gender:

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* 4. Please list your Race / Ethnicity:

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* 5. Please list your sexual orientation:

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* 6. Please indicate your current employer, title, and industry you work in.

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* 7. Have you mentored with Year Up Chicago before? If so, please list what class(es) you mentored with and your mentee(s). If you have mentored before, you do not need to complete the rest of the application.

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* 8. Please indicate your level of professional experience.

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* 9. What is your age? The minimum age requirement to be a mentor is 24.

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* 10. Please select the choice that best describes your educational background. To be a mentor with Year Up, a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required.

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* 11. If you have attended college or received other formal education beyond the high school level, please describe your major or course of study.

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* 12. Please describe your career path to today:

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* 13. Year Up students are enrolled in one of four tracks throughout the program, and we try to match them with mentors in similar fields. Please select from the options below the field your career most directly relates to:

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* 14. If your career does not relate to any of these fields, please tell us a little bit more about how you could professionally support a young adult who is hoping to get a career in one of the above fields (e.g., you work in HR but your company is an IT firm, or you have a large network that works in sales you could connect your mentee to)

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