This section of the imentor.org website allows parents/guardians to gain an understanding of the program model while also providing resources to encourage conversation about post-secondary access and mentorship between parents/guardians and their child.
This resource provides an introduction to the ways that PMs can introduce parents/guardians to iMentor programming and engage them as partners in supporting mentees' development of a strong personal relationship with mentors that can be leveraged for post-secondary success.
This resource outlines techniques that PMs have developed over the years in service of building relationships with parents/guardians, introducing them to iMentor and engaging them as advocates for mentee engagement in programming.
A standard practice implementation teams attempt to deploy each year involves conducting a formal orientation to iMentor programming with parents/guardians. This link directs to a folder containing a facilitation guide and presentation materials to support these efforts.
Implementation teams often accompany parent/guardian orientation with print collateral that provides additional information to reinforce the content of the presentation (or simply distribute collateral if orientation is not possible). This link directs to a folder containing several versions of collateral appropriate for parents/guardians, organized by region.
This link directs to template messaging PMs can use to introduce parents/guardians to iMentor programming. The linked folder contains both English and Spanish versions of the messaging.
From time to time, parents/guardians may have concerns about their student's participation in iMentor programming. In these instances, PMs can use/customize the linked talking points when completing a call to address any parent/guardian questions and/or concerns.
Share this flyer with parents and guardians as you send out PE consent forms so that they know more about what to expect from this experience for their child.