iMentor Names Sidney Wilson Executive Director of iMentor Baltimore


iMentor, a national mentoring organization, has appointed Sidney Wilson executive director of iMentor Baltimore.

Wilson will lead iMentor’s Baltimore region, which currently serves more than 150 students and recently expanded to three partner schools. As we have transitioned back to in-person events and learning, one-to-one mentoring has become an even more effective way to support young people. iMentor supports students by providing personalized guidance through mentorship as well as resources to help students graduate high school, succeed in college, and embark on meaningful careers.

“We are thrilled to have found Sid Wilson, a servant leader and mentor with deep roots in Baltimore, to lead our newest region,” said Chief Talent & Equity Officer Michelle Diaz. “We are confident that Sid’s commitment to helping first-generation students succeed and his diverse experience across sectors will enable iMentor Baltimore to strengthen its program and expand to serve more young people.”

“The mission of iMentor is in alignment with my personal mission to support the next generation of leaders who are living in underserved communities. As a first-generation college graduate from a working-class household, I have an appreciation for the impactful decisions our rising stars are often forced to make alone. Also, in my two-year volunteer experience with iMentor, I’ve had a front row seat to witness the transformational work we do,” said Wilson. “It is an honor to join this growing organization and do my part to ensure individuals that look like me have the resources they need to live their best life.”

Throughout Wilson’s career he has demonstrated a passion for mentorship and creating mutually beneficial relationships. He has experience in both the non-profit sector and the for-profit sector, notably with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Since transitioning to the non-profit world more than a decade ago, Wilson has held senior leadership roles in education and workforce development. These positions have given him a vast amount of experience in strategic planning and building capacity among teams for institutional success.

In his most recent role, Wilson served as executive director at SBLC Learning Works (formerly South Baltimore Learning Center), an organization that offers programs in Baltimore City that aims to improve adult literacy and prepare individuals transition to college or career pathways. While there, he helped lead a workforce development program and focused on referring talent. Wilson resides in Baltimore and is a graduate of Morgan State University.

About iMentor
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from marginalized communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and career, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor was founded in 1999 by John Griffin, Richard Buery and Matt Klein. Launched with just 49 students in a single school in the South Bronx, iMentor has served nearly 40,000 students through direct-service programs in Baltimore, the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, and through partnerships with local non-profit organizations that implement the iMentor model in communities across the country.


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