Thank you to
the Cummings
Foundation for
generous support!


Through their “$100k for 100” program, the Cummings Foundation has helped us to establish and grow our innovative Mentor2.0 program. The Cummings Foundation helped us to get the program “off the ground”, serving 65 students at Boston Green Academy in our first year. This year, the program will serve nearly 400 students between two Boston Public Schools.  Thanks to the Cummings Foundation, we are on track to expand the program further and make an even greater impact on the lives of Boston’s first generation students!

What is Mentor 2.0?
Mentor2.0 is a technology-enhanced one-to-one mentoring program that provides transformative 1-1 support for low-income and first-generation high school students to prepare them for high school success, college matriculation and workforce readiness. The program  connects students and volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters through weekly online communication and monthly in-person meetings. We work with Boston Green Academy in Brighton and the Edward Kennedy Academy of Health Careers in the Fenway, both accessible by car and the Green Line  – which helps our volunteers to more easily connect with their mentees.


How does it work?
  • Students attend a weekly college success class taught by a BBBSMB Program Coordinator embedded in the school.
  • Students and their mentors communicate once a week around guided questions related to the college success curriculum using a proprietary web-based platform.
  • Pairs also meet in-person once a month at the school for a 2-hour group session & one-on-one time. Meetings will take place on a weeknight after work.

“I am learning as much from Mentor 2.0 as my mentee is learning. The iMentor curriculum is amazing and I am learning a lot about values and even leadership by seeing my mentee grow.”
– Current Mentor 2.0 Volunteer