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I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
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I mentor naf institute_july 2009
I mentor naf institute_july 2009
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  • 1. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Next Generation Mentoring How to Effectively Weave Technology into School-Based Mentoring
  • 2. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Mentoring and Technology??
  • 3. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Challenges of Mentoring Programs PARTICIPANTS
    • Mentors & Mentees struggle to build quality relationships
    • Mentors cannot travel to home communities of mentees
    • Mentors do not have enough time to commit
    • Mentors need flexibility in volunteer commitment
    • Mentors want to take advantage of emerging technologies
    • Mentees have limited access to quality mentors
    • Mentees lack trust in previously unknown adults
    • Mentees lack access to resources and opportunity
  • 4. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Challenges of Mentoring Programs PROGRAM STAFF
    • Recruiting & screening quality mentors
    • Matching mentor-mentee pairs
    • Ensuring safety of mentee and mentor participants
    • Relationship building among participants
    • Evaluating quality and success of the program
    • Scalability of program management
  • 5. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution Incorporating technology will benefit program staff and participants
    • Safely and effectively manage a high-quality, sustainable program
    • Ensure strong mentor-mentee matches
    • Increase the number of adults volunteering as mentors
    • Connect mentors with high-need youth
  • 6. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow iMentor NYC
    • Founded in 1999
    • High school students matched one-to-one with mentors
    • Academic, career, and personal development
    • Relationships developed online and in-person
    • Currently 1,000 mentor-mentee matches
  • 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. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works.
    • 98% of mentees have never had a mentor; 60% of never heard of “mentoring” as a concept or that mentoring programs existed
    • 70% of mentors had never served as a mentor
    • 93% of volunteers would recommend iMentor to their peers
    A New Class of Mentors & Mentees
  • 9. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works. Strong Relationships
    • 89% of mentees said they could “trust and depend on” their mentors
    • 88% of mentees said the program made them more confident interacting with adults
  • 10. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Building Academic & Career Success
    • 85% of mentees said iMentor made them a better student
    • 88% were exposed to opportunities and experiences they wouldn’t have otherwise had access to
    • 75% were more comfortable using email and other technologies
    Program Impact iMentor’s Example. Online Mentoring Works.
  • 11. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow So… what is iMentor Interactive ?
  • 12. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow iMentor Interactive The Online Mentoring Solution
  • 13. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution
    • Safely and effectively manage a high-quality , sustainable program
  • 14. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution
    • Increase the number of adults volunteering as mentors
  • 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. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution
    • Ensure strong mentor-mentee matches
  • 17. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Technology as a Solution
    • Connect mentors with high-need youth
  • 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.
    • Questions?
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 20. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Learn More 212-461-4330 [email_address] www.imentor.org
      • For more information about iMentor Interactive
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