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Big Brothers Big Sisters: Application Instructions

iMentor welcomes Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies interested in adopting the iMentor model through the mentor2.0 program to engage in our 3-phase application process to explore a partnership with iMentor. 

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Application Process

  1. Introductions: Learn about the iMentor model, the partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and how we support partners, and tell us about your organization’s interest and goals for a partnership.

    • Watch this 10-minute mentor2.0 informational webinar here.

    • Email us at [email protected] to schedule an initial call with iMentor to explore the potential of a partnership with additional follow-up conversations as needed. 

  2. Joint assessment and Program Development: Identify areas of alignment as well as potential challenges based on prior conversations.

    • Schedule a call with iMentor to further discuss potential for partnership with a focus on areas jointly identified for further discussion or coaching prior to completing the application. Some examples of focus areas include school partnership selection, fundraising or staffing structure. Subsequent conversations may be scheduled as needed.

    • Prospective partners with a strong fit will be invited to complete an application. 

  3. Application and Selection: The application collects information to demonstrate partnership potential with iMentor, including criteria alignment, identification of opportunities and challenges and demonstration of ability to plan for successful program launch. We are available to provide feedback and coaching to each organization to support the successful completion of the application. Make sure to review the Application Instructions and Tips below before beginning an application.

Application Instructions and Tips

Big Brothers Big Sisters: mentor2.0 Partnership Application 2020

  • Interested partners should download, fill out, and save this Word Document Application. Completed applications and additional documentation should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line "Completed mentor2.0 Partnership Application 2020" no later than 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2021.

  • As part of the application, you will be asked to submit additional documentation, as described in Part 4 of the application. Documents include:

    • [Required] Sample Budget Worksheet (also linked within the application)

    • [Optional] School Metrics Grid Worksheet to capture publicly available data for potential school partners (also linked within the application)

    • [Optional] Letters of Support from various stakeholders, such as funders, corporate partners and school or community leaders

  • While the application itself may take a minimum of 20-25 hours to complete, you’ll need preparation time to synthesize the required information and to develop plans for this partnership. This will likely include both internal planning and research, as well as preliminary outreach and conversations with various external stakeholders, including school leaders, potential funders, and potential leads for mentor pipelines to gauge interest and explore the possibilities of launching the iMentor program model.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].