The youth enrolled in the ICYCF mentorship program are at the very heart of everything we do as an organization.


Mentorship Program Requirements

ICYCF sponsors a mentorship and scholarship program for Chicago high school students and college freshman.  Upon acceptance into the Program each mentee is paired with a mentor who is in college, graduate school or has recently graduated from college.   Each week mentees are required to connect with their mentors to discuss and review lessons on a variety of topics.  Mentees who fulfill their commitment to the mentorship portion of the Program are also eligible to apply for college scholarship funds.


Mentee Application

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently being accepted.  All paperwork is required by April 15, 2019.  To learn more about the Program and its requirements, please see the section above.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


Scholarship application & Information

Participants in the ICYCF Mentorship Program are qualified to apply for the ICYCF Scholarship Program to help them with their college tuition and expenses. The scholarship will pay up to $2,000 annually for up to four years of college.

This application is for high school seniors only. You must have successfully completed at least one (1) year of the ICYCF Mentorship and Scholarship Program in order to apply for the ICYCF scholarship.

*Application deadline is on May 1, 2019 at 12:00AM CDT.


Scholarship Recipients - Minimum GPA Requirement

Recipients of the ICYCF Scholarship are required to maintain a minimum GPA while in college to qualify for continued participation in the scholarship program.  


Waiver and Release Agreement

All ICYCF program participants are required to sign a Waiver and Release Agreement.