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The FORA Summer 2021 Session will run July 6 - August 27, 2021 in a hybrid combination of virtual and in person tutoring. We are no longer in need of spring tutors, but if you will be available July 6 - August 27, please apply below!

The available tutoring time slots are 9-10am, 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, and 12:30-1:30pm (all are in Central time zone), and you can select which to apply for based on your availability. If you are in Chicago, you can come to tutor in person at our West Ridge empowerment center, and if you live elsewhere in the United States, you can tutor virtually.


Volunteers must commit to tutoring every weekday July 6 - August 27 so that we can maintain consistency and provide high quality tutoring for our students. The only exception is if you yourself are a student and your school will be resuming before August 27! 

Tutor requirements: live in and are a legal resident of the United States, are at least high school age (parents of high school students must agree to a background check), speak English, are willing to undergo a background check, and are patient and kind. Virtual tutors must have an internet connection and a computer or iPad.

**Please note that if you are a volunteer under age 18, both you AND your parent will need to submit an application with the below link, as your parent will also need to undergo a background check.

Tutor application: 



Virtual Internships: Any volunteers who can commit to tutoring July 6 - August 27 for all four time slots (i.e. 9am-1:30pm each weekday) will be considered virtual interns of FORA! Please note that these dates and times are not flexible.

In-person Internships: If you are able to volunteer in-person at our Chicago center each day, July 6 - August 27, there are two internship options available. Option 1: Tutor every weekday 8:45am - 1:45pm. Option 2: Tutor every weekday 8:45am - 1:45pm PLUS stay for the afternoon until 5pm to do administrative, operations, mentoring, and outreach work with the FORA staff, gaining valuable experience in the "behind the scenes" work of a nonprofit. Dates are somewhat flexible.

If you would like to apply to ​be a virtual or in person intern for Summer 2021, please send an email addressed to both and to set up an interview. High school and college students are encouraged to apply!