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Refer Your Friends and Colleagues to iMentor

Refer Your Friends and Colleagues to iMentor

Every year, iMentor matches more and more students across our programs in New York City, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to do that, we have to find more great mentors like you to support our students. Our current mentor population has always been an excellent referral source that helps us meet our ambitious annual recruitment goals.  

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To assist you in making great referrals, we've prepared some content that you can share with your networks on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail. We've even customized the content and hashtags based on region. We've even included that you can send to contacts in your company to set up an iMentor Lunch and Learn or Info Session right at your office! Also, here are some tips that you can keep in mind about making successful referrals:

Chicago Referral Content

Facebook Post:

Photos, videos and longer posts can work well on Facebook. Be sure to include your personal story. You can start by liking us on Facebook and sharing our page with your friends.

Sample Facebook Post #1:

I am excited and proud to join iMentor Chicago as a mentor to a high school student this year. Come and join me in being a champion for a student! Learn more at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

Sample Facebook Post #2:

Would you step up to serve as a champion for a CPS student? It's easy to get started - just complete the online application at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor.

Sample Facebook Post #3:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college graduate can be one. Join me! https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor. #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Facebook Post #4

Every student deserves a champion. It's easy to get started - join us at an upcoming mentor orientation near you. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-chicago-13007962780.

Twitter Post:

Short format quick hits are the best! Keep it brief but engaging. Tag us @iMentor or use the hashtags #iMentorChicago or #BeAChampion or #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #1:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college grad can be one. https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #2:

Mentoring can help a CPS high school student succeed in college. Will you join me with @iMentor? https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

E-mail Blast:

Sample #1 (Friends & Family)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor Chicago this fall! I am looking  forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________.  iMentor makes mentoring a high school student incredibly easy and provide a ton of support. I have committed to sending one online communication a week and attending one in-person group event once a month to spend time with my mentee and help him/her enter and succeed in college. This is going to give me the opportunity to make a significant impact on a student’s life within the constraints of my busy schedule. More than 600 new students need college graduates to be their champions this fall in Chicago. iMentor is also recruiting mentors in NYC and the San Francisco Bay Area. I think you would be an amazing mentor because _________________________________. Getting started is easy-just fill out the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-chicago-13007962780 . I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #2 (Colleagues or Professional Contacts)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor Chicago this fall! I am looking forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________. iMentor is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of CPS high school students from low income communities with a college-educated mentor to support them as they finish high school and navigate the complex college application process. Most iMentor students will be first-generation college students. iMentor provides a playbook and support staff to ensure every mentor feels confident and effective in supporting their mentee. More than 600 new students need mentors this fall in Chicago. I thought you might be interested in learning about this opportunity because _______________________________________. 

Would you step up to serve as a champion for student? It’s easy to get started-just complete the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-chicago-13007962780 . I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #3 (Setting up an iMentor info session at your company)

Dear ________,

I am proud to be a volunteer mentor with iMentor Chicago, an organization that is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of CPS students –  all from low-income communities and most of whom will be the first in their family to go to college – with a college-educated mentor to become their champion on the journey to and through college.

I’ve had a great experience and iMentor is well-organized and makes it easy for me to make a difference. I would love to see more of our colleagues serve as mentors.

iMentor will be matching 600 new juniors this fall. They need a mentor for each of those students, and I’m hoping we can host an info session or Lunch & Learn here to tell our colleagues about the opportunity to mentor. I’d be happy to make the introduction and serve as an internal champion, if so.

Best,

________

NYC Referral Content

Facebook Post:

Photos, videos and longer posts can work well on Facebook. Be sure to include your personal story. You can start by liking us on Facebook and sharing our page with your friends.

Sample Facebook Post #1:

I am excited and proud to join iMentor NYC as a mentor to a high school student this year. Come and join me in being a champion for a student! Learn more at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

Sample Facebook Post #2:

Would you step up to serve as a champion for a student? It's easy to get started - just complete the online application at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor.

Sample Facebook Post #3:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college graduate can be one. Join me! https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor. #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Facebook Post #4

Every student deserves a champion. It's easy to get started - join us at an upcoming mentor orientation near you. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-12640488340.

Twitter Post:

Short format quick hits are the best! Keep it brief but engaging. Tag us @iMentor or use the hashtags #iMentorNYC or #BeAChampion or #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #1:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college grad can be one. https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #2:

Mentoring can help a NYC high school student succeed in college. Will you join me with @iMentor? https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

E-mail Blast:

Sample #1 (Friends & Family)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor NYC this fall! I am looking  forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________.  iMentor makes mentoring a high school student incredibly easy and provide a ton of support. I have committed to sending one online communication a week and attending one in-person group event once a month to spend time with my mentee and help him/her enter and succeed in college. This is going to give me the opportunity to make a significant impact on a student’s life within the constraints of my busy schedule. 900 new students need college graduates to be their champions this fall. iMentor is also recruiting mentors in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago. I think you would be an amazing mentor because _________________________________. Getting started is easy-just fill out the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-12640488340. I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #2 (Colleagues or Professional Contacts)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor NYC this fall! I am looking forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________. iMentor is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of NYC public high school students-all from low-income communities and most of whom will be first-generation college students-with a college-educated mentor to support them as they finish high school and navigate the complex college application process. iMentor provides a playbook and support staff to ensure every mentor feels confident and effective in supporting their mentee. 900 new students need mentors this fall. I thought you might be interested in learning about this opportunity because _______________________________________. 

Would you step up to serve as a champion for student? It’s easy to get started-just complete the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-12640488340. I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #3 (Setting up an iMentor info session at your company)

Dear ________,

I am proud to be a volunteer mentor with iMentor NYC, an organization that is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of NYC public high school students –  all from low-income communities and most of whom will be the first in their family to go to college – with a college-educated mentor to become their champion on the journey to and through college.

I’ve had a great experience and iMentor is well-organized and makes it easy for me to make a difference. I would love to see more of our colleagues serve as mentors.

iMentor will be matching 900 new students this fall. They need a mentor for each of those students, and I’m hoping we can host an info session or Lunch & Learn here to tell our colleagues about the opportunity to mentor. I’d be happy to make the introduction and serve as an internal champion, if so.

Best,

________

San Francisco Bay Area Referral Content

Facebook Post:

Photos, videos and longer posts can work well on Facebook. Be sure to include your personal story. You can start by liking us on Facebook and sharing our page with your friends.

Sample Facebook Post #1:

I am excited and proud to join iMentor Bay Area as a mentor to a high school student this year. Come and join me in being a champion for a student! Learn more at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

Sample Facebook Post #2:

Would you step up to serve as a champion for a student in Oakland or San Jose? It's easy to get started - just complete the online application at https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor.

Sample Facebook Post #3:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college graduate can be one. Join me! https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor. #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Facebook Post #4

Every student deserves a champion. It's easy to get started - join us at an upcoming mentor orientation near you. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-bay-area-11093537961.

Twitter Post:

Short format quick hits are the best! Keep it brief but engaging. Tag us @iMentor or use the hashtags #iMentorBayArea or #BeAChampion or #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #1:

Every student deserves a champion. And every college grad can be one. https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor #BeAChampion #BeAMentor

Sample Twitter Post #2:

Mentoring can help a Bay Area HS student succeed in college. Will you join me with @iMentor? https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor

E-mail Blast:

Sample #1 (Friends & Family)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor Bay Area this fall! I am looking  forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________.  iMentor makes mentoring a high school student incredibly easy and provide a ton of support. I have committed to sending one online communication a week and attending one in-person group event once a month to spend time with my mentee and help him/her enter and succeed in college. This is going to give me the opportunity to make a significant impact on a student’s life within the constraints of my busy schedule. More than 300 new students need college graduates to be their champions this fall in Oakland and San Jose. iMentor is also recruiting mentors in Chicago and NYC. I think you would be an amazing mentor because _________________________________. Getting started is easy-just fill out the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-bay-area-11093537961. I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #2 (Colleagues or Professional Contacts)

Hi ___________, 

I am excited to share that I will be becoming a mentor with iMentor Bay Area this fall! I am looking forward to becoming a mentor because ____________________________________. iMentor is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of Bay Area public high school students from low income communities with a college-educated mentor to support them as they finish high school and navigate the complex college application process. Most iMentor students will be first-generation college students. iMentor provides a playbook and support staff to ensure every mentor feels confident and effective in supporting their mentee. More than 300 new students need mentors this fall in Oakland and San Jose. I thought you might be interested in learning about this opportunity because _______________________________________. 

Would you step up to serve as a champion for student? It’s easy to get started-just complete the online application at: https://imentor.org/become-a-mentor or sign-up for an upcoming mentor orientation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/imentor-bay-area-11093537961. I hope you will join me in supporting a high school student towards success and become a mentor with iMentor this fall! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sample #3 (Setting up an iMentor info session at your company)

Dear ________,

I am proud to be a volunteer mentor with iMentor Bay Area, an organization that is working to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches whole grades of public high school students in Oakland and San Jose –  all from low-income communities and most of whom will be the first in their family to go to college – with a college-educated mentor to become their champion on the journey to and through college.

I’ve had a great experience and iMentor is well-organized and makes it easy for me to make a difference. I would love to see more of our colleagues serve as mentors.

iMentor will be matching 300 new juniors this fall. They need a mentor for each of those students, and I’m hoping we can host an info session or Lunch & Learn here to tell our colleagues about the opportunity to mentor. I’d be happy to make the introduction and serve as an internal champion, if so.

Best,

________