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PEAK's mission is to provide opportunities for underserved youth to achieve academic and personal success by combining a four-year, quality, values-based high school education with the guidance and commitment of caring, adult mentors.

Who we serve

Since 1998, PEAK has focused on an often overlooked segment of Chicago’s youth: academically average students from our city’s most challenging and under-served neighborhoods.

Through a rigorous interview process, we look to identify incoming freshmen who demonstrate the grit, ability and desire necessary to flourish in life if only given financial, educational and personal support through their high school years. For over 20 years now, PEAK has proven successful in changing life’s narrative for hundreds of scholars.  


How we serve

PEAK's unique approach combines a four-year full-tuition high school scholarship with an award-winning mentoring program. PEAK mentors are paired with a scholar at the start of freshman year and commit to this 1:1 relationship for all four years.


Since inception, PEAK has partnered with Holy Trinity High School, a Brothers of the Holy Cross School. All of our scholars receive a rigorous values-based education in Holy Trinity's nurturing and academically challenging environment. Learn more about our education partner, Holy Trinity High School.

Award-Winning Mentoring Program




PEAK is recognized by the National Mentoring Partnership as a Gold Star mentoring program for its adherence to mentoring best practices

PEAK is a two time winner of the Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence for mentoring


PEAK won the 2016 Impact Award for match of the year through the Illinois Mentoring Partnership

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