Our guest blogger is Courtney KcKeown, National Partnership Specialist for iMentor. McKeown will be co-presenting the workshop “Creating the Win-Win: Offering Students Better Services Through Join Programming” at the 13th annual Minnesota Mentoring Conference on October 15th.
Acceptance letters are piling up for College Possible senior, Maleni. Her mentor, Leah, could not be more proud.
“It’s a lot of work to apply to college,” Leah said. “It’s incredible how focused she’s been, especially during her senior year.”
Leah was matched with Maleni through Idealistic Mentors, a program that matches College Possible seniors with college-educated adult mentors.
“It’s a great program,” said Maleni. “My mentor has helped me a lot in figuring out what I want to do in the future.” Maleni has been accepted to several schools including her first choice, Hamline University. “It’s really nice that my mentor will be a resource through college,” said Maleni. “I can’t ask my parents questions about college because they didn’t go. It’s nice to be able to talk to someone who did.”
Want to hear more about how Twin Cities college access and success nonprofit College Possible is partnering with New York City based mentoring organization iMentor to help more low-income high school students like Maleni get to and through college?
Come to our workshop on Oct. 15th at the 13th annual Minnesota Mentoring conference where we’ll talk about the Idealistic Mentors pilot and the successes and challenges involved with a multi-organization collaboration. Participants will have the chance to ask questions related to their own work and brainstorm solutions to potential partnership challenges. Key partnership learnings and guidelines for success will be offered. Join us in learning more about establishing successful partnerships and growing the impact of mentoring across the nation!