Become an iMentor Partner

Fact

In high schools in low-income communities, the average student-to-college counselor ratio is 471:1. 

Opportunity

iMentor has built a scalable, cost-effective solution to the pervasive shortage of college counseling for students from low-income communities. Our Partner Programs bring iMentor’s nationally recognized mentoring model to communities across the country to help young people succeed in college and beyond.

Apply now! Pre-applications are due December 19.

Through our National Partnerships Campaign, iMentor will select our 2015 and 2016 cohort of partners in February 2016. Click here for the Pre-application.

  • We will create new partnerships with nonprofits, school districts, charter school networks, mentoring organizations, and community-based collaboratives seeking to launch and strengthen their college-success results for low-income students by adopting the iMentor model.
  • Through these renewable three-year National Partnerships, we will share our curriculum, technolgy, evaluation, and best practices, and provide ongoing support.

In exchange, we ask our partners to make four commitments:

  • Adopt iMentor's research-based model in school-based settings.
  • Recruit, screen, train, and support mentors with iMentor's comprehensive resources.
  • Hire a staff member to manage each cohort of roughly 100 mentor-mentee pairs.
  • Secure the funds to support the partnership over three years, paying for access to iMentor's guidance, tools, and membership in the learning cohort.

LEARN MORE: See below for an Orientation Webinar sign-up. Click here for Pre-application instructions and the Pre-application.

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iMentor Partner Amy Chionchio, president and CEO of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, discusses the value of the partnership and how BBBS secured resources for its support.

Get Started & Webinar Sign-Up

1. Sign up for a webinar to learn more about our model and selection process and prepare to complete a pre-application.

2. Schedule an optional follow up call with Lisa Ulrich, iMentor Partnerships Campaign Director, after the webinar. 

3. Review the Pre-application overview, which includes selection criteria, to prepare to complete the Pre-application by December 19.

For further information contact Lisa Ulrich.

Partner Selection and Onboarding Timeline 

Sign up for an iMentor National Partnerships Campaign Webinar for a comprehensive overview of our model, results, and selection process

 November 20, 4 pm–5 pm EST
 November 24, 1 pm–2 pm EST
 December 2, 3 pm–4 pm EST

Participate in an exploratory phone call with iMentor National Partnerships team.

November 20–December 17  
Sign up after the webinar

Pre-application due, submitted electronically

December 19, 5 pm EST

Finalists informed, including feedback and next steps.

End of week of January 5, 2015

Coaching with selective prospective partners to prepare final applications

January 12– February 6, 2015

Final applications due, submitted electronically

February 6, 2015, 5 pm EST

National Partners informed of selection for 2015 and 2016 cohorts.

February 20, 2015

Timeline below for 2015 Partner Cohort only

Return signed contract to iMentor, including non-refundable $5K deposit.

March 10, 2015

Partners submit remainder of first year fee

March 20, 2015

Onboarding and iMentor Partner Training in NYC.   

Week of March 23, 2015; dates to be set by January 2015

Continued local onboarding and training

 April–June 2015

Program implementation begins for 2015 cohort

July 2015

Background and Application Documents

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