To reach young people everywhere with our model for college success, we partner with local nonprofits to implement our mentoring program in their own communities. We have a rich history of collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters local agencies, together serving 3,497 mentoring pairs in 17 cities.

Why partner with us?

With more than 20 years of experience in mentoring and college success, iMentor helps local nonprofits impact college outcomes for first-generation students without having to reinvent the wheel. Together, our nonprofit partners create a national network with a shared commitment to working with schools in low-income neighborhoods.

How does it work?

Upon selection, nonprofit organizations receive training on the iMentor model and implementation guidance on our curriculum, technology, evaluation and best practices to support mentoring pairs. Our dedicated team provides ongoing training and coaching to each partner. Nonprofit partners pay a partnership fee and are responsible for the screening, training and support of local volunteers.

  • Needs Assessment

    We assess the unique needs of your organization.

  • Curriculum Staff Training

    We provide training on our college success model, including the technology platform and curriculum.

  • Implementation

    Your organization partners with local schools and volunteer mentors to deploy our program.

  • iMentor Support

    We provide ongoing technical and programmatic support.

  • Impact Measurement

    We measure your results, recommend improvements, and share your successes.

What our partners are saying:

  • Kara Finger

    Kara Finger

    Vice President of Programs, BBBS East Tennessee

    "Partnering with iMentor has been the best decision we have made in our nearly 50 year history. We were searching for a way to engage our high school students that fit with their busy schedules, and iMentor allowed us to serve our students in a way they are comfortable with – technology. iMentor has truly been a partner with us every step of the way. From weekly strategy calls, curricular support, site visits, or troubleshooting bumps in the road, they have been there. Their invaluable guidance and leadership have helped make mentor2.0 a huge success for East Tennessee.”

  • Amy Chionchio

    Amy Chionchio

    President and CEO, BBBS of Metro Milwaukee

    "We decided to partner with iMentor to make our mentoring work relevant for the 21st century—contributing to citywide efforts to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. They offer a combination of direct service experience and technology development that can’t be topped. The team at iMentor have been real partners to us, always there to navigate any issues or challenges and totally committed to our success."

  • Angela Reed Padilla

    Angela Reed Padilla

    CEO, BBBS of Central New Mexico

    "Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with iMentor to serve nearly 500 students in New Mexico, which allows us to keep the fundamentals of quality youth mentoring while incorporating innovative technology structures and a college curriculum. Our significant results underscore that mentors can and do make a difference in the trajectory of a young person’s life, regardless of their circumstances, by helping them graduate high school and pursue post-secondary education and career success."

Our Partners

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Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Cumberland & Salem Counties
Vineland, NJ
Fox Valley Region
Appleton, WI
Independence Region
Philadelphia, PA
Lone Star—Houston
Houston, TX
Colorado—Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs, CO
Tucson, AZ
East Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Massachusetts Bay
Boston, MA
Will and Grundy
Joliet, IL
Salt Lake City, UT
Metro Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Denver, CO
Lone Star—Dallas
Dallas, TX
Central Illinois
Decatur, IL