High School Yearlong Mentoring

Students are The greatest untapped resource!

Cultivating a supportive community fosters respectful relationships is a fantastic goal, but it doesn't JUST happen. Intentional planning, protocols, and content are the key.  Our system meets the ever-changing needs of today's student.

We focus on the whole student, fulfilling the social and emotional needs of todays youth and providing them with academic support and encouragement. Many concerns from schools are character-based. Quiet often, student mentors hear the same concerns from their mentees. "This class does not matter, it is only freshman year."  "I don't want to go to school, did you see what they posted about me online?"  "No one cares if I am here"

We can help you expand the leadership capacity of your school through the power of peer influence. A proven standards based model will implement a system aligned with ASCA national standards and bring best practices resulting in both mastery (best work) while being relational (best self).

Students mentoring students, students leading students


Our mentors boost moral for the entire school environment. 
They really make a difference for their 9th graders. 
Our data on attendance has improved by over 35% 
and 40% increase in freshman passing all their classes first semester.
— Principal, TX
Executive Mentors apply for their position and attend kick-off training to learn valuable skills and leadership practices. Work hard, play hard! Thanks for your dedication MRHS!

Executive Mentors apply for their position and attend kick-off training to learn valuable skills and leadership practices. Work hard, play hard! Thanks for your dedication MRHS!


Supporting Your Entire Incoming Class

Help them realize the importance of a successful first year

First year in high school is important. It has a direct coloration to graduation. 25% of freshman fail to graduate on time. We designed our system, curriculum and Tier II academic initiative to support first year students to succeed.

You're greatest advocates are your mentors. Through formal and informal weekly connections, Mentors are given a structure that allows them to check in with their mentees, review their progress in school, and encourage their personal growth. Forming these relationships leads to meaningful connections that challenge mentees to assess their study habits, time management, talk through peer pressure vs. peer influence, develop coping skills for feelings of self doubt, and creating a sense of community in their classrooms. 

 

Ignite Bridge give your mentors ,executive mentors and school advisor the coaching, training and skill development for sustainability in 1-2 years.

Ignite Bridge give your mentors ,executive mentors and school advisor the coaching, training and skill development for sustainability in 1-2 years.

Supporting 21 Century Learners ONline

Ignite's training system is a standards-based model, aligning with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success National Standards C.T.E. Standards Learning framework course is aligned with the curriculum.

Mentors, executives, and staff advisors each have their own collection of training and coaching instructional videos and resources. Mentees and advisories also have assessments, reflections, and resources that help keep track of their personal growth and provide valuable feedback for the mentor team along the way.

Train online, delivery in the incoming classrooms


A school executive mentor team gets time during camp to plan some goals for their school that they are ready to take on this year

A school executive mentor team gets time during camp to plan some goals for their school that they are ready to take on this year

Proper preparation prevents poor performance! Mentors do a nice job getting ready for their freshman orientation with the "Lighten it", orientation lesson

Proper preparation prevents poor performance! Mentors do a nice job getting ready for their freshman orientation with the "Lighten it", orientation lesson

foundational training. We bring the training to you! 

Our focus is to expand the leadership capacity of your school by training a new, untraditional cross section of students that are selected with equity and diversity. 

There are 3 roles in our system and each role has their own kick off training and online syllabus:

1. Staff Advisors

2. Executive Mentors

3. Student Mentors  

Training the entire team helps transition students into their role and teaches them the core skills they need to sustain themselves throughout the school year. Learning our training model, M2M facilitation structure, and accessing their online training are just a few of the components.

Help your team gain, retain, and reciprocate this for every mentee in your school. 

A Team that trains together, stays together


Talking about what makes a model 9th graders is just one of the subjects mentors share with their incoming mentees in Texas

Talking about what makes a model 9th graders is just one of the subjects mentors share with their incoming mentees in Texas

spring transitions & orientation 

Imagine working with your incoming students before their 8th grade summer. Plan to do more than a tour!  Made up of a series of visits and events, this process will ease anxiety, squelch myths, and build a confident expectation in the incoming class. 

Mentees learn from experienced role models, how to combat personal fears, establish academic habits for a successful first year, and make choices now that will  impact their pathway to graduation. 


Eagle mentors come together by building strong bridges connecting varios groups and clicks in school

Eagle mentors come together by building strong bridges connecting varios groups and clicks in school

Yearlong M2m (mentor to mentee) 

Its not easy moving to a bigger building with 6 different teachers, 6 different expectations, and in result, 6 different cultures. The awkward adolescent years are hard enough with all the internal and external changes happening. Our yearlong system and structure can help provide a consistent path on which they can stay connected, explore, and grow.

With our yearlong program, every single mentee is assigned to a yearlong mentor on a 1:5 ratio. Facilitating bi-weekly and monthly lessons, your mentors will partner alongside your teachers to help create a structured, safer learning environment that meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of all your freshman. 

We provide all the coaching, framework, foundational training, online learning system, curriculum, and tier 2 academic initiative that helps you get results through student agency. 

 Let them positively impact your 9th graders all year long

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