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Welcome to the Mentor Learning Center

Mentor Onboarding Checklist

This resource is meant to walk you through everything you may need to know to feel confident and supported entering into the programmatic academic year. Walk through each resource listed to gain a wider understanding of the educational landscape, mentoring skills, program outputs and outcomes, regional graduation requirements, and the various roles you may find yourself playing throughout your length of match. 

Feel like you still want to know more about the program? Explore the resources here on the Mentor Learning Center, your one-stop-shop for information. 

1. Program Basics

ABOUT iMENTOR

This article walks you through everything you may need to know about the iMentor program. Use it to refresh some of your knowledge about the rationale and infrastructure of the program.

UNDERSTANDING THE CURRICULUM 

This article dives deeper in the philosophy of the curriculum, why the program has one, and the structure of the scaffolding.

2. Educational Landscape

WHAT NOBODY TELLS YOU ABOUT COLLEGE

This article is meant to highlight what kind of anxieties and thoughts your mentee may be having around impending post-secondary enrollment. Use this article to build your understanding of what your mentee may be going through emotionally, and where best to support them. 

UNDERSTANDING STEREOTYPE THREAT

The article below introduces you to the concept of stereotype threat, and it's impact on college enrollment, persistence, and completion. Use the information in this article to build a better understanding of your mentee, no matter their background. 

3. Mentor Roles

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. 

MENTOR ROLE INFOGRAPHIC

The infographic is a visual aid illustrating the different roles mentors will play throughout the college process. 

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 be first generation college students, and with that can come a variety of unique experiences and challenges. And because of that, successes are often small and incremental, and sometimes invisible - i.e. if you help build your mentee's confidence. 

4. The College Process

THE MENTEE HIGH SCHOOL ROADMAP

This article gives a broad overview of what is expected of students through each grade in high school. It will help you have a better understanding of upcoming milestones your mentee might have as they prepare to go to college. Of course, every student has a different path, so the tools below act as guidance for support. 

THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

Explore this section in order to get acquainted with some of the components of the college application process.

NAVIGATING EACH CITY'S EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT

This article is meant to help mentors who want to become familiar with the college process, requirements, and schools specific to the needs and region of their mentee.