iMentor’s Program Model Brings College Readiness Support to Youth in the Midwest
Organizations across the country now utilize iMentor’s effective mentoring model through our iMentor Interactive Program. These organizations sign on to take advantage of iMentor’s successful curriculum, support methods, and best practices in order to provide the youth they serve with high-quality mentoring.
College Possible, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. The organization adopted our program in 2011 as part of their Idealistic Mentors Initiative, which is now supporting 100 mentor-mentee pairs at three high schools in Minnesota. Using our curriculum to enhance their college access model, College Possible matched Maleni Garcia, a high school senior at Columbia Heights High School, with Leah Schultz, a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee. Since being linked with her mentor, Garcia submitted 15 college applications. Recently, she received an acceptance letter from Hamline University, her first choice school.
“It’s really nice that my mentor will be a resource through college,” Maleni said. “I can’t ask my parents questions about college because they didn’t go. I’m glad to be able to talk to someone who did.”
More than 30 organizations nationally are currently utilizing iMentor’s model to prepare youth for college. We are extremely pleased to hear about the successes students are achieving in communities nationwide through mentoring. Congratulations, Maleni!