iMentor Presents at 2024 National Mentoring Summit

iMentor recently presented at the 2024 National Mentoring Summit on January 26 in Washington, DC. Coinciding with the launch of iMentor’s 25th anniversary and National Mentoring Month, the annual conference welcomed mentoring professionals, researchers, youth leaders, and more to explore best practices in youth mentoring.

Kate Baldus, Managing Director of Program Education and Support, and Gloria Segovia, Associate Director, Organizational Learning and Impact, led the session Mentoring for Outcomes: Supporting the Post-Secondary Process. They shared how iMentor leverages post-match mentor training, guides, and in-person pair events to equip mentors to work with high school students to navigate the post-secondary process. This process includes researching and compiling a list of colleges or professional-pathway options. They also shared examples of how to collect engagement data and how iMentor measures Long-Term Outcomes. Attendees were able to collaborate and develop ideas to apply these principles and think about how they collect and use data in their own mentoring programs.

Baldus and Segovia shared new mentor training dashboards that allow program teams to track mentor training attendance. This new dashboard has allowed iMentor to drive more mentors to training, which the org hopes will have an impact on its students; iMentor has found that mentors who come to training are more engaged with the program. They also revealed iMentor outcomes that show students who meet benchmarks in communicating and meeting with their mentors are more likely to enroll in college.

“Presenting at the Summit was a great way for us to share our innovative approach to mentor support and data tracking while being able to learn from others in the room,” says Baldus. “It was great to see how excited participants were to explore the topics we presented on.”

iMentor partners with community-based organizations across the country to implement our mentoring program within their communities. To learn more about becoming a partner, email [email protected].