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Mentor 2.0 Helps Busy Professionals Give Back to the Community

    October 6, 2017

    Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community while utilizing your professional skills?  Mentor 2.0 might be the right fit!

    Mentor 2.0 is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and iMentorthat brings one-to-one college-success mentoring to Joliet Township High School District 204 students.

    The program facilitates mentoring relationships that ensure more students from low-income communities enroll in college and graduate with a degree. By partnering with high schools and matching every student in a cohort with a mentor and it leverages the community to reimagine how public high schools support students through the college process.

    Typically, schools employ a single college counselor who is responsible for supporting all students. With Mentor 2.0, every student in the cohort has a college graduate who works with them each week of their high school career. This provides our students with the level of personalized support necessary to ensure true college-readiness.

    • Mentor-mentee pairs build their relationships throughweekly email communication and monthly in-person meetings.

    • The curriculum structures each weekly email exchange and monthly in-person meeting. The curriculum creates a baseline of conversations and experiences for all pairs.

    • A full-time Big Brothers Big Sisters’ staff member is responsible for the success of each relationship.

    • Mentors and mentees use iMentor’s custom technology platform to build their relationship. Staff utilizes the platform to launch, manage, monitor, and evaluate the program.

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