Youth Development

Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc.

  • Chicago, IL
  • phirhoeta.org

Mission Statement

We the members of Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. in order to form a prosperous organization must promote and establish leadership, community development, and innovative creativity. The mission of the members is to strive and do our best to help young men get the right start in life, by holding them to a "Positive Standard of Manhood" that would withstand the test of time. Other endeavors include helping them learn and achieve pride in all they do, earn respect, respect all; and promoting excellence and service to all Humanity. The concept of "College-based Mentoring" is an innovative approach to mentoring at-risk youth in high school. Imagine the impact such a service can have on at-risk teenagers in local high schools. By forming collaborative partnerships with the community (i.e. community youth centers and local high schools), Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. will be able to establish group mentor programs to assist in teaching life skills and tutoring sessions as well as one to one mentor relationships, which can be beneficial in helping the adolescent learn good study habits, participate in healthy productive relationships that could foster positive behavior, lessen the anxiety around moving towards independence; and applying to colleges or pursuing a trade or whatever their they identify as their personal endeavors.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Mr. LaMont Taylor

Keywords

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Mentor, Community Service, Civic, Educational, Youth Development, Adult/child pairing program, Mentor Teacher Brother

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EIN

36-4170471

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Student Sororities, Fraternities (B83)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Since its inception, the Fraternity along with its dedicated members have been financing the programs and activities of MTB ? . With the help of compassionate individuals and organizations, the goals of Mentor Teacher Brother, Inc. will be realized. Here are some of the current projects that require ongoing funding: 1. Mentor Teacher Brother ? Groups. Weekly members of the local chapter of the Chicago Alumni conduct groups with over 40 students at Carver Military Academy. In addition to providing snacks and refreshments for the male students, the members co-facilitate group trips and well as one on one activity that at times require funds. In 2008 the budget to sustain this program is $5,000.00 2. Mentor Teacher Brother ? Project S.E.E.D. This is an empowerment initiative that exposes the high school students to a world of possibilities. Through collaboration with our chapters, annual college tours are planned where the mentee stay three nights at one of the colleges where our local chapter is located (usually Thursday ?Sunday). During that time, mentees are paired with members (and sometimes regular students) in their fields of interest and they go to class with them, sit in lecture halls, dine with the students, and engage in recreational activities. In addition to the aforementioned, the local chapter coordinates workshops with Student Admissions to conduct financial aid and admissions workshops. In 2008 the budget to sustain this program for a local chapter is approximately $10,000, which includes transportation and lodging. Note: Mentee who get accepted to a college, if the family is having difficulty obtaining funds for dorm deposit and other expenses Mentor Teacher Brother will try to assist in this area. 3. Mentor Teacher Brother Student Center The Fraternity received a generous donation of real estate to further our cause. This building will be transformed into a student center for members of MTB to receive ancillary support such as tutoring, afterschool activities, we will be providing unparalleled one-on-one mentorship for young males in need of guidance via weekly meetings, academic counseling, and group activities. The MTB Student Center (scheduled to open in the Spring), will offer transformative hope for young males who will have the opportunity to develop personal, long-lasting, mentor relationships with positive role models. We anticipate renovation cost reaching approximately $65,000. 4. The Mentor Teacher Brother Mock Trail Annually the members of the Chicago Alumni Chapter has collaborated with the Chicago Barr Association, John Marshall Law School (in collaboration with Northwestern Law School) to host a multiple high school mock trail competition. Other participants include local private law firms and their lawyers who serve as coaches and judges. The idea is to help the male participants gain a full understanding of the legal process and cultivate their minds by planting the seed that they too can be a part of the solution ? not the problem. In 2008, over $23,000 of contributions and in-kind services were donated to this event.

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Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc.
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31

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Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. LaMont Taylor

BIO

LaMont Theolonus B. Taylor is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Taylor is currently employed with the Department of Children and Family Services; He has worked in the field of Child Welfare for the past 8 years in various areas (individual, group, and family setting as well as provided crisis intervention services). Mr. Taylor graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with his Bachelors in Social Work in May of 1996. Mr. Taylor graduated from Loyola University in Chicago honors and received a Masters in Social Work. Mr. Taylor's future academic and professional endeavors include: taking the state licensure exams for License Social Work; and Licensed Clinical Social Work. Mr. Taylor's academic endeavors include pursuing a Ph.D. program to study adolescent development; and effective transit programs for adolescents as viable resources. Mr. Taylor is a member of the National Association of Social Worker, and Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society. Mr. Taylor envisions Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. playing an active role in the delivery of college-based mentoring services to at-risk male students in high school; thereby attempting to assist in bridging the gap between high school and college by providing one to one; and group mentor programs that would promote self improvement, voluntarism, leadership development and community services.

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BOARD CHAIR

LaMont Theonolus Taylor

Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc.

Term: Aug 1994 -

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