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I mentor naf institute_july 2009

  1. 1. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Next Generation Mentoring How to Effectively Weave Technology into School-Based Mentoring
  2. 2. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Mentoring and Technology??
  3. 3. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Challenges of Mentoring Programs PARTICIPANTS <ul><li>Mentors & Mentees struggle to build quality relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors cannot travel to home communities of mentees </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors do not have enough time to commit </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors need flexibility in volunteer commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors want to take advantage of emerging technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Mentees have limited access to quality mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Mentees lack trust in previously unknown adults </li></ul><ul><li>Mentees lack access to resources and opportunity </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Challenges of Mentoring Programs PROGRAM STAFF <ul><li>Recruiting & screening quality mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Matching mentor-mentee pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring safety of mentee and mentor participants </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building among participants </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating quality and success of the program </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability of program management </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution Incorporating technology will benefit program staff and participants <ul><li>Safely and effectively manage a high-quality, sustainable program </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure strong mentor-mentee matches </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the number of adults volunteering as mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Connect mentors with high-need youth </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow iMentor NYC <ul><li>Founded in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>High school students matched one-to-one with mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Academic, career, and personal development </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships developed online and in-person </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 1,000 mentor-mentee matches </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow iMentor’s Mentoring Model Using technology to develop mentoring relationships online Regular Email Communication Regular In-Person Meetings + Email facilitates targeted, in-depth conversations In-person meetings grow strong, personal relationships
  8. 8. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works. <ul><li>98% of mentees have never had a mentor; 60% of never heard of “mentoring” as a concept or that mentoring programs existed </li></ul><ul><li>70% of mentors had never served as a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>93% of volunteers would recommend iMentor to their peers </li></ul>A New Class of Mentors & Mentees
  9. 9. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works. Strong Relationships <ul><li>89% of mentees said they could “trust and depend on” their mentors </li></ul><ul><li>88% of mentees said the program made them more confident interacting with adults </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Building Academic & Career Success <ul><li>85% of mentees said iMentor made them a better student </li></ul><ul><li>88% were exposed to opportunities and experiences they wouldn’t have otherwise had access to </li></ul><ul><li>75% were more comfortable using email and other technologies </li></ul>Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works.
  11. 11. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow So… what is iMentor Interactive ?
  12. 12. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow iMentor Interactive The Online Mentoring Solution
  13. 13. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution <ul><li>Safely and effectively manage a high-quality , sustainable program </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution <ul><li>Increase the number of adults volunteering as mentors </li></ul>
  15. 15. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Case Study Partners: United Way of Coastal Fairfield County , Bridgeport Public Schools , School Volunteer Association, Bridgeport Public Education Fund and Pitney Bowes 2008/2009 Program Participants Mentees: 10th & 11th grade Mentors: Community Volunteers (78% have never been a mentor before) Number of Pairs on iMi: 100 Staffing: Program Coordinator (1) Program Structure Program Coordinator (PC) manages 100 mentor/mentee pairs Students attend one of 3 high schools (“partner sites”) PC holds weekly in-class sessions with students Mentors/mentees email (using curriculum) once per week One-year matches
  16. 16. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution <ul><li>Ensure strong mentor-mentee matches </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution <ul><li>Connect mentors with high-need youth </li></ul>
  18. 18. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Case Study Partners: Local Elementary Schools 2008/2009 Program Participants Mentees: 4 th grade students Mentors: Community Volunteers Number of Pairs on iMi: 25 Staffing: Program Admin & Coordinator (work on mentoring part time) Program Structure Students attend one of 2 elementary schools (“partner sites”) Mentors meet students after school for hourly visit, incorporate email writing as part of the visit Mentors/mentees email once per week One-year matches
  19. 19. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  20. 20. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Learn More 212-461-4330 [email_address] www.imentor.org <ul><ul><li>For more information about iMentor Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Us: </li></ul></ul>
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