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Building your Capacity

Mentors need help, too. This section provides various resources to help expand your knowledge and build your skillset.

Articles

Mentor Wisdom: The Seven Things I Learned Since Becoming a Mentor
Quinton Mudd and his mentee Ismael were matched at the beginning of Ismael’s junior year in high school in the iMentor NYC mentoring program. Ismael was an average student who was interested in college but wasn’t exactly pulling the grad...
Writing your First Message
Welcome to iMentor! We are excited that you chose to mentor with us. The beginning of your relationship with your mentee may be awkward. That’s OK. The process of getting to know someone takes time. Your first message, and all of your messages...
Strategies for Communicating with English Language Learners and Low Literacy Mentees
If your mentee is an English Language Learner, or a low literacy student, below are some tips for communicating with them. You can also download the tips with this link .  When speaking over the phone, video, or in-person: Be sur...
The Many Roles of an Effective Mentor
As a mentor, you play a fluid role with your mentee. You supplement the parents, teachers, counselors, and other caring adults in their lives to ensure that students can successfully graduate high school and plan a future that’s best for them....
A Great Mentor's Key Qualities
This article helps to assist mentors gain a better understanding of what success looks like in pair relationships. It is often hard to recognize success in the moment, but there are some markers to look out and strive for. Many of our students will ...
When Your Mentee Doesn't Participate Regularly
This article is meant to help mentors navigate the program when their mentees are inconsistent. There will always be ebbs and flows with any pair relationship. However, you may only know some context when there's a drop off in communication and ...