Chicago Mentoring the next generation


A strong mentor can be a crucial factor in helping Chicago’s next generation of leaders find their way to success. At Loyola, our mentorship programs forge connections between our students and their peers, alumni, faculty, and staff at the University, while in the Chicago community we are sitting down with the city’s high school, middle school, and elementary school students. Whether it’s guidance with class assignments, handling a new environment, or just sharing the same lived experience, providing the support and the skills to navigate what’s ahead can strengthen individuals and the community.

Target New Transitions

Offering academic, social, and emotional support, Loyola students hold weekly study sessions for high school freshmen. MORE

Botball Robotics Tournament

Loyola students serve as judges and mentors for competitors from more than a dozen local elementary, middle, and high schools. MORE

Black Men for Success

A mentorship program with Loyola law students and practicing attorneys is helping Arrupe College students get ahead. MORE

First-Year Research Experience

The learning community FYRE aims to promote underrepresented groups in STEM through real-world research projects. MORE

Project SEED

Loyola is the only university in Chicago to take part in the program that connects chemistry and biochemistry faculty with high schoolers. MORE

Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood

Members of LUCES, a student group for first-year and transfer students and women of color, are mentored by faculty and staff at the University. MORE

Students Together Are Reaching Success

Through STARS, students of color and first-generation students can get to know other freshmen and meet peer mentors in their school or degree program. MORE

Brothers for Excellence

B4E is a one-year mentorship program designed for first-year undergraduate and transfer students of color. MORE


Once a week, student teams volunteer at locations across the city, working with children, immigrants, and persons with mental disabilities. MORE

Q Mentorship Program

Alumni and other professionals provide Quinlan students an opportunity to learn about their industry and potential career paths. MORE