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ETHS Black Male Mentoring Program

ETHS Black Male Mentoring Program seeks to connect Black male students with positive adult male figures. Students and mentors will meet 3 to 5 times during the school year for two hours per session during school hours. Students and adults will be paired primarily on the bases of career interest and background. All mentors must be willing to do the following:

  • Commit to attending at least three 2-hour mentee meetings per school year
  • Lead meetings with a small group of mentees, not to exceed four students
  • Attend one of three mandatory volunteer training dates in October
  • Complete a fingerprint background check
  • Willingness to help and learn with Black male students
  • Work collaboratively with other mentoring groups

Click here to complete the mentoring program application.

If you have any further questions please contact Ahmadou Drame or (847) 424-7165.

Shorefront Seeking Local African-American History

Did you grow up on the North Shore? You know, anywhere from Evanston north through Lake Forest? Shorefront is looking for your films capturing African American lives, activities, events, miscellaneous moving pictures depicting every day life for transferring and archiving. Think about all of the formats you may have — VHS, Super VHS, BETA, Super Beta, 8mm Tape, Hi-8, DIGITAL 8, Mini DV Tape, 8mm Film, Super 8 Film, 16mm Film — all may be hiding in your closets, attics and basement.

These films are a piece of a bigger puzzle in documenting the African American experience on the North Shore. Shorefront hopes you will consider donating or lending for transfer, your families home movies for use in telling the whole story of our local history.

Shorefront is located at 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. Contact us at shorefront@me.com or 847-864-7467.

African-American Youth Achievement Awards – Fri. Feb. 22

African American Youth Achievement Awards (AAYAA) will be held at Evanston Township High School, honoring two students from each District 65 school and each high school grade on Friday, February 22. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the District 65 Communications Department at 847-859-8101.