Our model harnesses the power of long-term, personal relationships to help students succeed. We partner with high schools in low-income communities, where a majority of students served will be first-generation college graduates. Each year, we recruit thousands of volunteers who commit to mentor a high school student for at least three years.


iMentor Model

We match every student in a school.

We match every student in a school.

iMentor partners with schools in low-income communities, where a majority of students will be first-generation college students. We match every student in our partner schools with a college-educated mentor, who commits a minimum of three years to a single student. Mentoring pairs have the option to continue their relationship through college completion.

We provide best-in-class college curriculum and staff support.

We provide best-in-class college curriculum and staff support.

Our research-based college success curriculum structures each week of the mentoring relationship, providing a baseline of conversations and experiences for all mentoring pairs. iMentor assigns program staff, trained as college counselors, to ensure the success of each relationship by providing case management support to mentoring pairs. With our curriculum and staff to guide them, mentors and students build their relationship through weekly online communication and monthly in-person meetings.

We harness the power of personal relationships.

We harness the power of personal relationships.

Our model provides the structure and support that every mentor and student needs to develop a close personal relationship. Because our mentors gain a holistic understanding of their mentee’s individual talents, aspirations, and challenges, they are able to provide a level of support that could not be achieved through traditional school counseling alone.