iMentor provides partners with the information, tools and support they need to launch and implement a successful program in their community. All partners receive a full toolkit of resource.
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- Programmatic Resources
- iMentor Platform
- Staff Support
- Evaluation Support
- Partner Learning Center
- Network of Support
iMentor has spent more than a decade developing and refining the iMentor model and accompanying programmatic resources in our direct service program, and through our national partnership program we are able to share these resources with partners. iMentor partners have full access to our research-based curriculum, mentor recruitment, training and screening materials, pair support tools, and program evaluation and reporting tools.
iMentor’s research-based curriculum focuses on helping pairs build strong relationships as well as providing students with the opportunity to develop the non-cognitive skills and college knowledge that they will need for post-secondary success. iMentor provides partners with the curriculum they need to facilitate a baseline of conversations and experiences for each pair, helping to create greater consistency and quality across thousands of mentoring relationships and ultimately allowing mentors to be more effective.
Partners have access to the iMentor Platform, which includes comprehensive tools for mentors and mentees to foster strong relationships as well as a set of tools for staff to manage, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the mentoring program. The tools include online applications and enrollment process, a mentor-mentee matching algorithm, secure online communication system, real-time program data, and program evaluation tools. iMentor also offers full technology maintenance and support.
Each iMentor partner is assigned a Partnership Manager to assist with all aspects of program launch and implementation, as well as to address challenges and questions on an ongoing basis. Partnership Managers provide vital programmatic training and support through the following channels:
- In-person onboarding at iMentor’s national headquarters in New York City to prepare partners to launch their program
- Site visits to each partner organization to continue training, observe the program in action and deepen individualized support for each partner
- Biweekly strategy calls to discuss program planning and implementation, discuss successes and opportunities, and address pressing challenges and issues
Partnership Managers also provide additional time to each partner, as needed to maximize their program’s success.
iMentor provides comprehensive tools for evaluation, including pre, interim and post surveys, as well as implementation guidance and in-depth analysis of data collected through an annual report. These tools enable partners to gauge impact, make data-driven decisions to improve program quality, and articulate program outcomes to external stakeholders.
The Partner Learning Center is a searchable database that contains resources on all aspects of our program.
Through a partnership with iMentor, organizations become an active part of the national network of organizations running the iMentor model. Partners are connected to other high-performing non-profit organizations through training opportunities and individual introductions. iMentor partners convene at annual trainings and participate in periodic online trainings. Through engagement with iMentor staff and other partner programs, iMentor partners have access to the best practices, insights, and connections they need to increase the impact of their programs. iMentor partners form a community that supports one another to empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.