Last month, iMentor’s entire New York-based team gathered together for four days of presentations, workshops, and teambuilding activities at the annual All Staff Orientation. This year’s orientation was especially exciting for veteran staff members who have been celebrating iMentor’s rapid growth, as it marked the start of more than 20 talented new people to support our expanding programs, bringing the total staff count to over 70.
Throughout the week, the team came together to talk about iMentor’s history, success, challenges, and plans for dramatic growth in both the NYC and iMentor Interactive programs. Innovation, constant improvement, program quality, and impact were important themes in every session.
This week the NYC Program team is hard at work preparing for our biggest year yet: matching 2,400 mentor-mentee pairs throughout New York City. While they get ready to partner with schools, support students, and coach mentors toward success, the Volunteer Team is busy recruiting additional mentors to meet the needs of this year’s students.
At the same time, the iMentor Interactive team is kicking off relationships with their first national-scale partnerships in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Miami. The team is leading member organizations in launching successful mentoring programs using the iMentor model.
It’s a very big year for iMentor and the entire staff is buzzing with enthusiasm and dedication to use our mentoring model to ensure that more kids succeed in high school and college.
Are you interested in helping us to reach these goals? Apply to become a mentor or consider joining our staff.