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HOW TO HELP: Corporate Sponsors

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Offer your employees a rewarding, convenient, and impactful volunteer program
that makes a true difference in children’s lives.


Volunteer eMentors get excited as they get to engage and support their mentee in a meaningful way.


Engage employees and help children
both academically and social-emotionally.

“Our overarching goal was simple: to offer a meaningful opportunity for philanthropic engagement to our associates. We needed that opportunity to both fit into our busy schedules and especially to support our mission: to empower lifelong learning. We got 100 percent plus ROI. CricketTogether fulfills our mission and was very meaningful—this was a home run!”
Paul Suijk
President & CEO, The Great Courses

Convenient for Volunteer eMentors

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Limited time requirement

~20–30 minutes per week is all it takes.

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No travel

Participate online from anywhere.

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No scheduling or coordination

eMentors can correspond at anytime of the day or night.

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No worries

Comprehensive training and ongoing support while email & online reminders make it easy to manage tasks.

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Safe & secure

Identities are protected and all correspondences are reviewed/approved by the mentees’ teachers.

Convenient for Program Coordinators

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Easy implementation

The platform does the work—from volunteer registration and training to ongoing program administration and impact reporting.

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Welcome any number of employees regardless of their location and without any coordination or scheduling requirements.

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Automated onboarding

You receive a custom registration URL, and volunteers move effortlessly through account creation, a background check, and video training.

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Your dashboard provides engagement data in realtime, so you see the impact on your employees and the children they eMentor.

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Safe & secure

Identities are protected and all correspondences are reviewed/approved by the mentees’ teachers to protect mentees and eMentors alike. PRIVO certified for COPPA compliance.

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Virtual and easy to use, so volunteers can participate anywhere, any time, without a loss of work time.

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CricketTogether offers opportunities for you to co-brand the platform, jointly create branded program curricula, and embed your own surveys.

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Through the Hopewell Fund, the Learning Together Project Fund offers a 501(c)(3) path for donations.

Program Options

Our Cross-Curricular Program

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Support 3rd–5th grade students across their curricula, with topics selected by their teacher to make sure mentorship is aligned with learning needs. Volunteers enjoy sharing perspectives with a child around current events, literature,  science, social studies, social-emotional learning, technology, financial literacy, health, and more! 

Our STEM Program

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Built on the CricketTogether platform in partnership with IEEE, this program supports 3rd–8th grade students in building their STEM identities, with a special emphasis on engineering.

Customization and Branding

Brand and Create Curriculum

Share your expertise. Feature your experts. Highlight your content.

If desired, our education team will build customized units of study for the entire CricketTogether community to be embedded in the eMentoring platform.

Assortment of Curriculum and Website Branding Options
CricketTogether and TryEngineering Together e-Mentoring platform

Company Branded Experience

Your employee eMentors, student mentees, and teachers can all experience company-branded mentoring on the CricketTogether platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recruitment Webinar: The Together team is available to host a live webinar for any corporation wishing to inform their employees of the eMentoring volunteer opportunity. Includes a platform demo and Q&A opportunity.

Recruitment Package:  All participating corporations are provided with a recruitment package including:

  • Email content, newsletter examples, and social media copy providing details about the volunteer opportunity
  • A customized flyer sharing encouragement to participate and your unique registration URL

Recruitment Dashboard: All participating corporations are provided with a custom dashboard to track your employees’ registration during the recruitment phase.

Participating corporations have a custom dashboard for tracking program engagement. From the dashboard, real-time data is viewable, including:

Aggregate Data:

  • # of employees actively matched with a student and mentoring
  • # of students impacted by your program support
  • # of letters exchanged between your volunteer employees and students
  • # of topic-based units completed by your volunteer employees and students

Classroom-Level Data

  • # of topic-based units completed by your volunteer employees and students
  • Cadence of unit progression within class
  • # of letters exchanged within class
  • Cadence of letters exchanged within class

Match-Level Data (for each mentor/mentee pair)

  • # of letters exchanged between pair
  • Cadence of letters exchanged between pair

Cricket Media, Inc. is a member of the PRIVO Kids Privacy Assured COPPA Safe Harbor Certification Program (“the Program”). The Program certification applies to both CricketTogether and TryEngineering Together. PRIVO is an independent third-party organization committed to safeguarding children’s personal information collected online. The PRIVO COPPA certification Seal posted Cricket eMentoring products signifies that Cricket Media, Inc. has established COPPA compliant privacy practices and has agreed to submit to PRIVO’s oversight and consumer dispute resolution process.

Our Privacy Policy covers all users and is applicable to all of the Services and Products.

Background Checks

All eMentors participating in a Cricket eMentoring program must undergo and pass a background check, conducted by Accurate (accurate.com). Our criminal background check includes state and federal criminal as well as sex offender registry search. 

Training on Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Embedded in the program is video training on PII for teachers, students, and eMentors. Training is completed before students are matched with eMentors. All roles are trained in PII sensitivity and are not allowed to include PII in their correspondence. See training slide below for summary of platform rules communicated to all users around PII that may not be included in eMentor/student communication.

Moderation of Communication

Cricket eMentoring programs only permit asynchronous, written communication between eMentors and students. There is no video-messaging or real-time messaging enabled. All written correspondence (both incoming and outgoing) must be reviewed by the teacher and actively approved before it is delivered to mentor or student.

Support a local school or let us match you with a high-needs classroom waiting for eMentors.

Onboarding is rolling as we always have classrooms awaiting support.

Our Corporate Partners

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IPOEF logo, Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation
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Ready to Make a Difference?

Admissions are rolling and classrooms are waiting. Reach out now to find out how your employees can engage in virtual volunteerism through eMentoring with CricketTogether today!