Board of Directors
The Lion’s Pride Board of Directors works very closely with the Executive Director to establish strategic direction, set broad policy, and evaluate the organization’s annual performance, all in support of the organization’s stated purpose. New Board members are selected at the end of the fiscal year (June) and are confirmed at the start of the next fiscal year (July).
Career Shadow Days
Lion’s Pride provides opportunities for students to explore different career paths on their way to discovering their passions as it relates to positively impacting their communities. We are always looking for places where our students can shadow professionals working in the Chicago community and have hands-on experience with a potential career. Shadow days are flexible and can take place both in person and virtually.
Lion’s Pride hosts various training sessions for program staff and students during the school year. We are looking for volunteers to share their experiences in leadership and their professional journey. These guest speakers will attend various sessions within schools to expose students to different career paths, educate Lion's Pride staff and participants about development opportunities, and more.
Just as our student mentors provide guidance and support to their mentees, we hope to provide our student mentors with coaches to help them in their leadership journey. Coaches will attend quarterly workshops with their assigned student mentor and provide their student mentor with coaching based on the activity of the workshop and their Leadership Assessment scores from the quarter.
Development Workshop Leader
Lion's Pride development workshops allow students to engage in hands-on activities to develop skills and competencies for future employment opportunities. Development workshop leaders will work with our Lion’s Pride program team to lead our students through a career skill development session. Topics for these development sessions are announced each year. Previous topics covered include resume development, leadership, and public speaking.
Interested in volunteering with us? Complete our volunteer interest form and check out our volunteer opportunities one-pager.