The Foundation to a Sustainable Student Led Mentoring System

Student Owned, Student Led

Built on Ignite's Servant Leadership Model, the entire program is ran by students, for students. Our focus is to expand the leadership capacity of your school by training a new, untraditional cross section of students that are selected by equity and diversity. This system of accountability is a tradition that is passed on from generation to generation.

As long as there are students that were raised in the Ignite family, you have a system that will keep getting results.

These rock star mentors decided to combine their M2M teams to facilitate their lesson so that they could have a larger discussion afterwards! Great job team! 

These rock star mentors decided to combine their M2M teams to facilitate their lesson so that they could have a larger discussion afterwards! Great job team! 

Mentors developing leadership skills through structured lessons and experiential learning

Mentors developing leadership skills through structured lessons and experiential learning

Blended Learning System 

Our curriculum features lessons that were intentionally designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of young adults. Our lessons are more then just an activity on paper. Every Ignite Advisor, Executive Mentor, and Mentor have their own personal account in the online train the trainer system that tracks their completion towards a certificate of mastery. Each lesson was carefully crafted to include the 4 components of Ignite's Mentoring Rubric so that Mentors develop into lifelong leaders and mentees receive the support they need to have a successful first year.

How do our individual actions affect others?

How do our individual actions affect others?

Each lesson is a package that includes a written lesson plan, instructional coaching video, footage of students modeling the entire process, quizzes, Cornell notes, supporting worksheets, and feedback forms. Advisors, Executive Mentors, and Mentors all have their own collection of videos to support them so that your entire incoming class and first year students benefit from the Ignite System.  It is the process of brining in their own life experiences and sharing personal struggles and wins that makes it work! 

 

Topics range from study skills, importance of GPA, strategies to get ahead, as well as gossip and drama, social media,  and how to turn peer pressure into peer influence.  

Our train the trainer system includes online content that runs like a flipped model classroom! 

This choir teacher from Baker MS walked around praising mentors for doing an excellent job

This choir teacher from Baker MS walked around praising mentors for doing an excellent job

We Build Our Structure Within Your Existing Calendar

Our structure ensures that your Ignite Advisors, Executive Mentors, and Mentors receive the training they need to feel confident learning, practicing, and facilitating each of their roles. When Lessons are delivered your mentees benefit from the experiential learning process and the relationship they build with their mentor. It is during these connections, the lessons are used as vehicles to deeper discussions and self discovery.  

Our customization and flexibility allows us to align and strengthen other school initiatives like AVID, PBIS, Boomerang Projects, Restorative Justice, Character Counts, and other student programs that already exist in your building.  We partner with Administration to create a customized, structured calendar in which the Ignite System can get you results in year one.  

Get Started at Any Time of the Year!

Before the camera came around the corner, two Executive Mentors were meeting with their mentors. Ha! Meet our talented M2M at EVC #IgniteNation

Before the camera came around the corner, two Executive Mentors were meeting with their mentors. Ha! Meet our talented M2M at EVC #IgniteNation

 Kick-off Foundational Training 

  • Selected Ignite Advisors attend "Ignite Staff Workshop"
  • Selected Executive Mentors attend "Executive Workshop"
  • Selected Mentors attend "Mentor Workshop" 
  • Register everyone on Online Training Platform 

Spring Transitions Mentoring Program

Ignite Mentors visited their elementary school to facilitate a lesson with their incoming 6th graders. Transition lessons are a great first impressions and help everyone feel welcomed. 

Ignite Mentors visited their elementary school to facilitate a lesson with their incoming 6th graders. Transition lessons are a great first impressions and help everyone feel welcomed. 

Spring Transitions are one to three visits to your feeder school(s)

  • Transitions Mentors are selected and trained for each visit.
  • 3 Lessons designed to support the transitions of the incoming elementary class.
  • Topics create a positive first impression on the expectations of your school and help to combat personal fears, establish academic habits for a successful first year.
  • Great opportunity for incoming students to meet your mentors. Establishing positive relationships helps them connect with their year long role models.
  • Mentors can work with counselors to help with registration

Day of Transition

is for your feeder schools to take a field trip and visit your Middle School

Mentors lined up to welcome visiting 8th graders and their teachers!

Mentors lined up to welcome visiting 8th graders and their teachers!

  • Along with building their leadership skills, Transitions Mentors train on facilitating a series of breakout lesson for the incoming class.
  • Ignite will work with you to custom build a half day schedule for event. 
  • Great opportunity for incoming students to meet your mentors. Establishing positive relationships helps them connect with their year long role models.
Mentors dressed for success as they welcomed the incoming students! Way to go gentlemen, we are very proud of you!  #IgniteNation

Mentors dressed for success as they welcomed the incoming students! Way to go gentlemen, we are very proud of you!  #IgniteNation

Orientation by Student Design was created to help your 6th Graders get off to the right start!

  • This event is a great start for you, your 6th graders, their teachers, their counselors, and their mentors!
  • After growing their personal and leadership skills, mentors train on customized lessons that make up your orientation. 
  • Event can run from 3 hrs to 3 days based on your goals
  • Topics include academic success, goal setting, focus on character, peer pressure, organization skills, and the focus areas that you wish to target.
  • Ignite will build your custom schedule for the day. 
  • Great opportunity for incoming mentees to meet the mentors in your building. Establishing positive relationships helps them connect with their year long role models.
These once-shy mentors are demonstrating their public speaking skills while modeling an Ignite Introduction for 60 mentors in the bleachers! Now thats some serious girl power! 

These once-shy mentors are demonstrating their public speaking skills while modeling an Ignite Introduction for 60 mentors in the bleachers! Now thats some serious girl power! 

Yearlong Mentoring Program

  • Build Yearlong Calendar - Ignite Class, Advisory, or Leadership Class 
  • Mentor to Mentee connections happen during the school day
  • Built on a 1:5 Servant Leadership Model (1 Mentor: 5 Mentees)
  • 8 M2M Monthly Lessons (30 minutes long), Training Time, Practice Time
  • Ongoing Student Coaching and Ignite Advisor Development 
  • Accountability in personal growth using online training with quizzes for understanding, ongoing leadership rubric, tracking pathway growth, in person reflections and coaching.
  • Ignite Watch (Tier 2 Academic Support for 6th Grade class) 
  • 6th Grade Steppin' Up Celebration (Those that meet academic requirements)
  • End of Year Mentor Celebration