High School Mentoring

Empower your everyday students to mentor their peers

Increase social emotional learning & academic achievement

See our program in action

Data has proven how critical the first year is on a student’s success

The first year of high school makes all the difference


First-year students are anxiety stricken


are having suicidal thoughts daily


are failing 2 or more classes

On average a school receives over $12,000 per student per year based on attendance.  Do the Math!


Create a sense of community for every student to feel accepted. Let’s give them a sense of belonging their first year

Your upper-class student mentors will lead the way!

If you or your teachers are wondering…


Can our school climate thrive?

Do our students even care?

It is not just the winning football game, the spirit week, or the college ready courses that make a positive climate

It’s your everyday students given an opportunity to learn from one another everyday

We are not new to this

The Ignite team has been training student mentors onsite since 1998 and training students and staff online for the last 10 years 

Our programs support a remote or onsite setting

Ignite Compass

Help your  staff get started

  • Assigned staff come together online or onsite
  • Personal  development
  • Climate vs Culture understanding and how to establish baseline goals
  • Smart & Good Culture Overview
  • Steps to implement school climate improvements
  • Breakout sessions providing kick off process supporting school program

Ignite Spark

Spark -Teacher Friendly, SEL Lessons

  • Start with a school year subscrition
  • ‘Get-Real’ topics empowering student voice
  • Bi-lingual 30 min Video Lessons
  •  Teacher Discussion Guides
  • Resource Videos

 Spark Family -Stay connected with Every Family

  • Provide family monthly subscription
  • 7-10 min easy video lessons
  • Family guide aligned with additional topics of discussion

Student Mentor Kick Off

Empower your student mentors to lead

  • Onboarding system aligned with Ignite Spark Rubric
  • 3-day Kickoff training virtual or onsite for Students
  • Fall Orientation for incoming class
  • Teambuilding motivation for student mentors to take the lead
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Skill Development

Student Mentor Training System

Yearlong training system for 10-12th grade student mentors aligned with goals for 9th grade transition

  • Optional CTE course in Educational Leadership
  • Optional pullout training advisory mode
    • Staff overview and expectations
    • Mentor Contract
    • Reflections & Growth Assessments
    • Monthly Advisor Coaching
    • Spring Transitions


Training & Advisory Curriculum

Bridges online training system
Leadership skill development
Academic Support for Incoming students
Recognition and Celebration System

Spark Advisory Topics led by student mentors:

  • Self-Image
  • Study Habits
  • Adapting to Others
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Stress & Coping Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Aim for Education
  • Get Ahead Stay Ahead

The Payoffs


increase in graduation


increase in feeling of belonging for the incoming class


increase in Attendance

Before I used to sit in class and just be on my phone. I just didn’t care about school. Now I’m a mentor. I make connections with other students, and I like that I can be a change in someone else’s life.

Andrea, SeniorGeorge W. Carver HS, Birmingham, AL

The number of failures in 9th grade dropped by 53% our first year with Ignite. We directly credit Ignite for this success.

PrincipalRoosevelt High School De Moines Iowa

Our Ignite Mentors have made a huge difference for our incoming freshman class. The mentors have helped transition our incoming 9th graders into our Panther family. First 3 years our freshman attendance and academics increased over 35%.

KurtPrincipal, Lufkin ISD, TX

I started to look at myself differently and started focusing on more than just my needs. I grew as a person for the first time really started caring for others.

Kelyn RoweExecutive Mentor Alumni, New England Revolution #11

For less than a water bottle per student per day you can rehydrate the foundation of every incoming student

Today is the new normal for your students and for your staff!

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