In 2017 we reached our goal
of impacting over A MILLION STUDENTS!
Who Are We
Ignite Nation partners with educators and students to create a unified community that fosters academic achievement with a genuine belief in self and in others. We are a for-purpose organization providing K-12 schools with a system and structure that enhances the student mentoring initiative and sustainable culture of success in schools.
What We Do
OUR STUDENT MENTORING AND CULTURE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM BUILDS LEADERSHIP CAPACITY TO IMPROVE ACADEMICS, INCREASE RETENTION, AND INCREASE GRADUATION RATES
Ignite brings research based practices to connect the dots within your school and your district. Tailored to your existing initiatives, practices, and needs of your building, our system and structure recommendations allow for sustainable success. Our approach towards both staff and student work recommendations result in one harmonious system. We provide the programs, curriculum, training, and coaching to help you get results. Our multi-dimensional curriculum and structured programs are customized to begin at any time of the year.
Culture of Success
LET'S APPROACH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN A NEW WAY
We believe that when culture is first, success follows. It doesn’t happen overnight. Practices for change cannot be learned and applied in a two-day seminar, meeting, or assembly. It happens in the classrooms, teacher’s lounge, hallways, bathrooms, lunchrooms, and even on the playing fields of your school.
Our system follows a stream of practices that get results because changing mindsets allows everyone to lead at the next level. We lead you and your team through collecting character based data, analyzing results, creating shared beliefs, developing a staff compact for excellence, leading to developing a TOUCHSTONE! Ignite Coaches help create a plan to institutionalize positive change. It all begins with creating a foundation that allows a culture of success to thrive.
Our 21st Century Peer Mentoring System
EVERY STUDENT MATTERS
Our proven student-led facilitation, blended curriculum, and self-reflection system ARE the key to success
Ignite promotes students leading students and students teaching students. Partnered with adult advocates leading the program, executive student mentors and student mentors establish their roles in the success of their incoming class. Paying special attention to improving classroom engagement, each role has its own collection of onsite training, ongoing coaching, and online training to meet the needs of today's students. This system impacts your first-year students doing their work while being their best selves.
Ignite curriculum has been expanded to a standards-based CTE course, aligning with school pathways. Our lessons are consistently designed to target the ever-changing social, emotional, and academic needs of everyone involved in the Ignite Mentoring System.
After 3 years of consistent-implementation, our program impacts every single student in your building
Ignite Transitions Mentoring
ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND AFFORDABLE WAYS TO IMPACT YOUR INCOMING STUDENTS AND MAKE SCHOOL-WIDE CHANGE
Whether you’re looking to make visits to your feeder schools or host an orientation, your mentors truly make the best first impression. And that's just the beginning! Once the school year begins, student mentors continue to formally and informally support the incoming class, providing powerful results in their first semester. Our lessons have an academic and social-emotional focus. They are specially designed to help build caring relationships, overcome fears, and realize the importance of setting themselves up for a successful first year. From study habits and academics, to peer pressure and making healthy choices - everyone benefits from our four step lesson design that leads to personal discovery.
If you are looking to enhance your culture, or boost your mentoring INITIATIVE, Ignite Transitions Mentoring is a great place to start!
Elementary Schools: Ignite Character!
BREATHING LIFE INTO CHARACTER
A team of pre-selected diverse character Student Ambassadors are trained to take the character words off the wall and run monthly lessons in your classrooms. Positive behaviors on the playground, in the lunchroom, and in the classroom are just a few of the immediate benefits that schools experience after starting the program. Intentionality in the selection of Student Ambassadors and ongoing monthly training expands their leadership capacity and accelerates their personal growth. Our lesson design aligns with your school's character focus and includes movie clips, activities, and facilitated discussions that are easy, fun, and engaging. Your community will understand and embrace living in a character based culture. With the support of the teachers in your building, your Ambassadors will inspire their peers to do their best and be their best while in an inclusive environment.
The Power of One
STUDENTS IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF YOUR SOCIAL CLIMATE
Power of One is a school-wide event with a unique approach that breaks down perceptions and judgments that hinder a school's capacity for success. This event brings a school together celebrating commonalities. Students and staff are actively engaged in a series of assemblies, speakers, large group activities, and breakouts built to honor our differences and empower students to pursue a more unified culture. The Power of One day is facilitated by a diverse group of student mentors and leaders who are trained prior to the event. They are trained on the breakouts and building skills to help deliver the Power of One day with the Ignite team. Connecting the dots between individuality and belonging creates a climate of success that not only resonates within the school but throughout the community. This day is just the beginning! Your Ignite Student leaders and mentors are now equiped and inspired to inhance the social climate of your school.