About our Program
Imagine Me Mentoring Program is a school based mentoring model and community mentoring model, which seeks to inspire minds to attain goals by initiating and nurturing excellence. We teach coping skills, encourage academic success and help build strong rapport with kids to eventually create strong long-lasting relationships. We believe that our mentoring program will reduce the rate of suspension/referrals and increase academic abilities, social skills, and self-esteem/confidence.
The I.M.A.G.I.N.E Me Mentoring Program for Roanoke Schools hires influential adults, college and high-school student volunteers, and other members of the community to impart and guide underprivileged youth. These mentors provide a safe space where students learn to be respectful and responsible, influencing their confidence and shaping their goals. By sharing life experiences and introducing the student to new opportunities, the mentor becomes part of the school and community’s effort to foster and nurture a better future. I.M.A.G.I.N.E Me Mentoring institutes a three-prong approach to impacting the lives of students:
Working in partnership with the school, mentors model the importance of education to the student. By creating an incentive plan for high academic achievement mentors will encourage students to reach further than what they think is possible.
Mentors expose students to a divers array of community resources and life experiences within the community. They support a sense of connection to where they live, and the expansive world around them.
Mentors will work to introduce a variety of career options to students. This includes highlighting the educational and skill requirements needed for successful employment. This includes job-shadowing to enlighten the student to the real day-to-day activities in individual positions and markets to better help them set and achieve career goals.
“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”