Celebrating Future Workforce with Morton Mentor Program

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Morton Mentor students. Thank you to CEFCU and Chick-fil-A for their support of this program and to Morton High School and District 709 for helping to make this program possible in our community. And most of all to our great mentors, students, and parents that participated in the program this year.

Program Overview:

The Morton Mentor Program matches Morton CUSD 709 High School students with business leaders willing to share professional knowledge, skills, contacts, and resources. Through these matches, mentors share their experience, guidance, and encouragement for students to develop their career pathway.

Who Can Participate:

Working professionals, company leaders, and/or trusted retirees with access to company facilities and a willingness to share from their experiences.

Program Goal:

The goal of the Morton Mentorship program is to establish a mentoring relationship where the student gains an understanding of a career or area of professional interest and is provided with the steps needed to follow the career path or explore the area of professional interest.

Morton Mentor Time Commitment:


  • Written applications, including two references are due. Background checks will be facilitated by the Morton Chamber.
  • Participate in a 45 minute orientation meeting. Multiple Sessions will be offered.
  • Attend Mentor and Mentee Kick-off Meeting
  • Meet with Mentee five times over the course of the school year. The goal is to meet once a month, most months of the school year.

Spring: Attend a Closing Reception

Next Steps:

If you are a first-time participant, please apply online using the link below:


If you are a repeat applicant, simply indicate your interest by writing Courtney at ceeten@mortonillinois.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Morton Mentor program and look forward to the growth opportunities for our Morton CUSD 709 High School students. Your time is of true value to bridging the connectivity between school and the business/professional world that builds their pathway to a career!