About the Program
Across the country, students living in low-income communities graduate college at much lower rates than their peers from higher-income communities — even when they’re academically prepared. Each community has unique opportunities and challenges, but we all share one hope for the next generation — that all young people have the support, resources, and knowledge they need to achieve their ambitions for college and beyond.
What We Do
iMentor Interactive (iMi) is a national partnership program that brings iMentor’s effective mentoring model to communities across the country. iMi partners with organizations and schools that share our goal of empowering youth from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their life ambitions. Our partners utilize all aspects of the iMentor model, including our college-success curriculum, mentor training and screening materials, technology platform, and program analysis tools. Partners also have exclusive access to the best practices gathered from research, the iMentor NYC program, and the national iMi network. iMentor staff assists each organization with program design, staff onboarding and training, and ongoing program implementation and evaluation. Combining the expertise and talents of our local partners with the innovations and best practices of the iMentor model, iMi is helping young people nationwide succeed in college and beyond.
iMi has 13 nonprofit partners in 11 states across the country, including Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, City Year, College Possible, and Single Stop at Miami Dade Community College. You can learn more about how other organizations have successfully integrated iMi into their programs. Together, these partners are serving 2,700 mentor-mentee pairs in their communities.