program strategy and recruitment

  • We help you set up program strategy and goals.
  • We recruit and qualify mentors from your school community.
 
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mENTOR TRAINING AND ONGOING SUPPORT

  • We provide pre-match training to ensure that mentors have the skills and knowledge they need to help students meet their goals.
  • Our team of mentorship experts are always available to mentors for support.

 

 

 
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PERSONALIZED MATCHING

  • Our matching algorithm connects students and mentors that have common interests, backgrounds, and experiences since research shows that these factors lead to deeper and longer-lasting engagement.
  • Students are able to express preferences in the type of mentor, retaining agency over their match.
 
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CURRICULUM GUIDES FOR EACH SESSION

  • To ensure learning outcomes, each pair is provided with a personalized guide for each session.
  • These "playbooks" guide the mentor through the topics that are important for the students' success.
  • They include a video module, suggested agendas of talking points, best practices for teaching through empathy and role-play, and follow-up questions for the student.
     

    CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM AND TOOLS

    • An online platform enables the mentor and student to access their playbooks and log their sessions
    • School administrators can then keep track of which pairs are engaging as well as see whether any risks have been flagged by mentors
    • Our partners spend about one hour per month keeping track of mentors, compared to hundreds of hours at in-house programs.
       
     
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    INSIGHTS AND DATA THAT TRACK SUCCESS

    • We provide data on student and mentor satisfaction, student and mentor engagement, and leading indicators of retention (e.g., sense of belonging).
    • This allows schools to clearly see the effect our program has on students, provide support where it's needed most, and track progress towards the goals in strategic plans.