Mentorship
About

Education and training are enhanced by close mentorship relationships. Apprenticeships and role model dynamics help demonstrate a path, build concrete skills, and provide an interactive component to personal growth that makes success and perserverence more likely. Resolution Fellows are creating mentorship programs around the world, working with students and job trainees to provide a vision and support for the future.

Education and training are enhanced by close mentorship relationships. Apprenticeships and role model dynamics help demonstrate a path, build concrete skills, and provide an interactive component to personal growth that makes success and perserverence more likely. Resolution Fellows are creating mentorship programs around the world, working with students and job trainees to provide a vision and support for the future.

Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI)

Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI) is a student-run initiative that aims to build the capacity of youth and support primary school education in Yumbe District, Uganda. The project recruits and trains youth mentors to provide mentorship to primary school children and provides textbooks and lesson revision materials to upper primary classes.

Claudia Saavedra

Claudia and her family moved from Chile to the United States in hopes for a better life to achieve the American Dream. Her strong work ethic led her to graduate at the top of her high school class, which qualified her for the NJ Stars scholarship and provided her the opportunity to attend community college for free as a first-generation college student. She currently holds an Associates degree from County College of Morris in Public Administration with honors. At the age of 20, she was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees at County College of Morris as the Alumni Trustee.

FlairNow

Claudia Saavedra is launching Flair Now in Newark, NJ to make college access feasible and relatable through the use of a mobile and web app that provides personalized mentoring to increase college access one click at a time.

Heather Weller

Heather is a second-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Human Rights. Heather is the founder and COO of a nonprofit called “Thank a Veteran” that aims to thank our veterans, soldiers, and their families. In addition, she works in a diverse classroom in Chicago through the Neighborhood Schools Program.

Brittney Dorton

Brittney Dorton is currently a third-year college student at the University of Chicago where she studies Comparative Human Development and Human Rights. She is one of the co-founders of 4B: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges, where she serves as the Research and Advocacy Chair. Extremely passionate about human rights, Brittney has been active in disability rights advocacy for the last four years, and is currently the president of UChicago’s Organization of Students with Disabilities.

Kristen Busch

Kristen is a second year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics with a specialization in Data Science. She formed 4B with two other UChicago undergrads to empower students, families, and educators to navigate Chicago Public Schools special education programs. Kristen has been involved with disability rights and advocacy for nine years. She’s taught at a pre-school for children with disabilities, served on the Minnesota Special Olympics Student Board of Directors, and currently assists a UChicago professor with research on the deaf community in India.

Logan Leak

Logan is a senior at the University of Chicago majoring in biological sciences with a specialization in cancer biology. He intends to pursue a graduate program in biological research and ultimately plans to become a cancer biologist. Through his co-curricular involvements, he has cultivated a passion for science education outreach, which led him to found Science on the South Side with Stephanie Sang as an expansion of their student organization, UChicago Science Olympiad.

Science on the Southside

The team will work closely with 4 elementary schools throughout the first year of the initiative to develop Science Olympiad programs via curriculum development, teacher and student workshops, and competitions. The venture will be expanded to additional schools in subsequent years to ultimately establish a robust self-sustaining program in Chicago.

Vongai Mlambo

Vongai is a Zimbabwean student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology on a Pre-Medical Track at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her love of life sciences and her extracurricular interests intersect around a common theme: education. She believes that education is an intersectional force that can empower and produce long-lasting change. She has worked in a broad range of settings that have affirmed this belief; from a volunteer pre-school teacher in the Philippines to a facilitator in a Leadership Development Series for young girls in Abu Dhabi.

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