Research Alliance for New York City Schools Commissioned to Evaluate Success of iMentor Program


Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college? That is the question the Research Alliance hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of the iMentor program.

Research Alliance to Asses iMentor’s College-Readiness and School-Based Mentoring Program

Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college?

That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor has commissioned the Research Alliance to conduct the study using funding from the federal Social Innovation Fund.

“We plan to follow two thousand high school students, only half of whom will be paired with mentors, from the time they start ninth grade through high school graduation. We'll then compare these two groups of students to better unde 500

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