Midtown Summer Advising Program
June 18 – August 5, 2018
For College Students
Midtown Center for Boys seeks mature college men to serve as advisors and role models to over 300 7th – 12th grade boys. Each advisor coaches 15 – 20 boys on academics and character growth. Through regular individual meetings, advisors work with each boy to develop and follow through on practical goals and resolutions pertaining to virtue, work ethic, a spirit of service, and friendship.
Advisors live together in a family style arrangement under the direction of a Head Advisor. Daily life includes working with Midtown students an average of six hours a day, meals together, get-togethers, sports, meetings, excursions, and cultural activities. Daily Mass and other times of prayer are available to the advisors as well.
Benefits of the Advisor Program
- A unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on a young boy’s life
- Professional experience developing in-demand skills in communication, adaptability, and emotional intelligence
- Weekend excursions to sites around Chicago and the Midwest
- Live with and get to know fellow college students from around the country
About Midtown Summer Programs
During the summer, 4th – 9th grade students experience several weeks of hands-on academics, competitive sports, field trips, character education, and fun. Students attend daily classes in math, science, reading, and language, and have a sports period that fosters an instructional, character-based, and competitive learning environment. Students also attend a field trip once a week. Freshmen focus especially on preparing for the academic and personal demands they will encounter when they begin high school in the Fall.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors engage in apprenticeships: hands-on programs in which they learn marketable skills from professionals in specialized fields. Apprentices present final projects that demonstrate their acquired skills. They also develop the critical thinking and decision-making skills they will need to excel in the workplace. Apprenticeships are offered in Visual Media, Architecture, Business, Law, and Engineering.
For More Information
- Applications received by April 1, 2018 will be given priority.
- Midtown will contact each applicant upon receiving his application to schedule an interview.
Midtown Center is a supplementary educational program serving 4th – 12th grade boys from low-income families in the city of Chicago. Since 1965, it has provided enrichment, character education, individual attention, and extra-curricular activities for students and parent skills classes and discussions for parents.
Midtown Center is operated by Midtown Educational Foundation (www.midtown-metro.org), a charitable organization. MEF’s programs are inspired by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church (opusdei.org), and by the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Midtown Summer Advising Program is promoted by Sauganash.