CricketTogether:
A Safe, Virtual 1:1 eMentoring Program

Because Every Child Deserves a Mentor

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Our Mission

Connect, support, and sustain 1:1 eMentoring relationships that empower every child to unlock their full personal and academic potential.
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Our Focus

Children in grades 3–8,
supporting each child at a critical time in developing their foundational academic skills, self-confidence, and self-concept.

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Our Partners

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Educators...

looking for 1:1 mentoring support
for every student.

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Mentoring Organizations...

looking for a safe, effective complement for in-person mentoring.

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Corporations...

looking to offer an impactful volunteer program & help local communities.

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Individuals...

looking to support through donations
and serving as a volunteer eMentor.

Teacher assisting students in composing letters to e-mentors

Educators...

looking for 1:1 mentoring support
for every student.

Smiling student and teacher give a fist bump

Mentoring Organizations...

looking for a safe, effective complement for in-person mentoring.

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Our Partners

Video call on a laptop display with a group of smiling professional adults

Corporations...

looking to offer an impactful volunteer program
& help local communities.

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Individuals...

looking to support through donations
and serving as a volunteer eMentor.

The Need

Mentoring is shown to help young people succeed in school, work and life.

1 in  100
young people in the USA
will grow up without a mentor
"I have kids who didn’t want to do anything, but they want to write to their mentors. The motivation—seeing these kids who have lost hope in learning want to participate—that’s invaluable. It’s an opportunity to write and share themselves without judgment. Some of these kids normally shut down with learning, but they are asking to write their mentors."
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Jenn Warren
Grade 5 Teacher
"My job makes it difficult to volunteer in person on a regular basis. An opportunity to volunteer remotely with flexible scheduling is ideal for me."
CricketTogether eMentor

Barriers to Widespread Mentoring

Travel, coordination, safety, and training barriers make sustainable, at-scale in-person mentoring a practical impossibility.

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Breaking through the Mentoring Barriers

CricketTogether’s virtual mentoring approach breaks through mentoring’s traditional barriers enabling impactful, convenient, and rewarding mentoring at scale.

"What I like about having a mentor is they can understand what you are going through. My eMentor has anxiety, and I have anxiety too, so whenever I want to talk to her about my struggles with anxiety it's really good because she understands how I feel."
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Alexis P.
5th Grade Student

How It Works

“CricketTogether presented an out-of-the-box scenario that encompassed one of our goals of connecting students to the real world. Once students started interacting with their mentor, they were sold—hook, line, and sinker! Partnering students with volunteer mentors (in the “real world”) shows them how learning has a lifelong impact. It also shows them how relationships matter in the journey of learning. Real people, connected in real life, to real learning opportunities.”
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Dr. Gail Brady
School Principal

Our Impact

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Students self-reported being "good" or "very good" at reading (63% improvement)
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Students self-reported being "good" or "very good" at writing (69% improvement)
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Students self-reported "strongly agreed" or "agreed" with: My eMentor cares about me. My eMentors helps me feel good about myself.

(Based on pre-post survey of Title One 3rd–5th graders after 1 full academic year of participation.)

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eMentors
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Schools
Letters VMP
Virtual Mentoring Organizations
Cricket e-Mentoring book, expanding the reach of mentorship

In the eBook you will learn:

  • The benefits and limitations of face-to-face mentoring.
  • How eMentoring enables mentoring at a dramatically larger scale and with a far greater reach.

Educators

Mentor and mentee

1:1 eMentoring support 

Mentoring program free to schools

Free to schools and students

Choice of curriculum options for e-mentoring

Choice of curriculum options

Support for grades 3–8

Support for grades 3–8

Corporate Partners

Help children by sponsoring classrooms—options for literacy, cross-curricular, and STEM
Offer employees a convenient, impactful, and rewarding volunteer opportunity
Onboarding training and ongoing support for volunteers
Recruitment support & dashboard tracks employee engagement
Customization and branding options available

Corporate Sponsors

Help children by sponsoring classrooms—options for literacy, cross-curricular, and STEM
Offer employees a convenient, impactful, and rewarding volunteer opportunity
Onboarding training and ongoing support for volunteers
Recruitment support & dashboard tracks employee engagement
Customization and branding options available

Mentoring Organizations

Enhance match engagement with eMentoring
Safely connect new or existing matches
Includes social-emotional and subject-based curriculum

Individuals

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Donations
CricketTogether is free for schools and students—your donation helps to sustain and expand the program

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Volunteer as an eMentor
Corporate sponsors and mentoring partners typically provide their eMentors, but occasionally additional eMentors are required

Individuals

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Donations
CricketTogether is free for schools and students—your donation helps to sustain and expand the program

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Volunteer as an eMentor
Corporate sponsors and mentoring partners typically provide their eMentors, but occasionally additional eMentors are required