What is The FIVE Network?
FIVE connects talented 9th and 10th graders to a team of mentors and motivational learning content via a mobile app for 5 years. FIVE is an exclusive community of motivated students and mentors who are top leaders in their fields.
Students log-in for 5 minutes every day, any time from anywhere, to connect with their mentors and learn valuable life & career skills. Mentees will meet other talented students across the country, earn points, prizes, engage in virtual events, panels, and other life-changing experiences. Over the 5 year program, their VIP mentors will connect them with top companies and other professionals to help meet their career & life goals. The FIVE program is available at no cost to an exclusive cohort of students thanks to sponsorships from our corporate partners and VIP mentor network.
Follow these simple steps to get started:
1. Apply now. Space is limited.
3. Download the FIVE app and get started. Find “The Five Network” app on the App Store or Google Play.
Once the program kicks off in Fall 2020, students will log-in to the FIVE app for 5 minutes every day to engage with the daily learning content and the FIVE community. In Spring 2021, students who have met the weekly program participation requirement will be eligible to be matched with a mentor team.
Once new mentees download the FIVE app, it’s time to become mentor-ready! Mentees who consistently meet the criteria below by spring 2021 will be matched with a mentor!
- > Log-in to the FIVE app every day for 5 minutes
- > Complete weekly challenges
- > Attend monthly live calls & events
Mentees should also remember to:
- > Enable Notifications for the FIVE app on their phone
- > Check their email, texts, and FIVE’s Instagram for occasional program updates outside of the FIVE app
- > Message their OTG in the FIVE app with any questions; your OTG is there to guide you through the program!
- > Email firstname.lastname@example.org any time with tech issues or questions
Meet FIVE Mentees
FIVE mentees are talented high school students who log-in to the FIVE app every day to learn new skills and connect with their VIP mentor team. You don’t need a 4.0 GPA to be a FIVE mentee. All you need is the motivation to learn and grow alongside your FIVE peers and VIP mentor team. Check out below why FIVE mentees Micah, Tyler, and Cerenity joined FIVE and why you should, too!
Meet FIVE Mentors
FIVE mentors aren’t ordinary mentors. They are celebrities, leaders of Fortune 500 companies, and highly successful professionals in their fields, including Business, Healthcare, Technology, Government, Finance, Education, Nonprofit, Law, and more. FIVE mentors are caring, supportive, and are eager to share their experience and professional networks with FIVE mentees. All mentors are nominated to join the FIVE network based on their professional accomplishments and complete a federal & state background check, screening, and training before being accepted into our exclusive network of VIP mentors.
What will mentees learn and experience in the FIVE program? FIVE mentees interact with daily learning content in the FIVE app centered around life & career skills. The in-app content consists of inspiring videos of role models, career & industry profiles, motivational quotes, and challenges. Networking, goal-setting, self-care, interview skills, resume writing, character strengths, and finances are all topics covered in the program. The content serves as the backbone for synchronous and asynchronous conversations between mentees and their VIP mentor team as mentees explore their own interests and the world of work.
FIVE also hosts monthly virtual events, such as speaker panels, competitions, college tours, and career fairs for our exclusive community of talented mentees and VIP mentors to share and learn from each other. FIVE mentees experience all of these benefits virtually by logging in to the app for 5 minutes every day from home, or any location, on their cell phone.
Check out our FAQ’s below to get your questions answered. Still have questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Q: Do I have to complete an application if I’m not sure I want to participate?
A: Yes, we suggest completing an application to let us know that you are interested. You can always change your mind later if you don’t want to participate.
Q: How long will it take me to complete the application?
A: It should only take about 2-5 minutes to complete the application.
Q: What if I don’t use Facebook or Instagram?
A: That’s okay! Complete the application and we will keep in touch with you via email and text to share important program updates. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to ask questions.
Q: What if I don’t have a cell phone with WIFI?
A: Complete the application and let us know if you don’t have access.
Q: What if I am not going to my school right now due to COVID-19?
A: That’s okay! FIVE is a virtual program so you can participate at school or at home via your cell phone and WIFI.
Q: Should I tell my friends to apply?
A: Yes! As long as they are starting the 9th grade this school year and are interested in participating, they should apply.
Q: When does the program officially start?
A: The program will officially kick off in November 2020.
Q: What is required to get matched with a mentor?
A: Students who apply must log-in to the FIVE app on a weekly basis, communicate with their local FIVE Program Manager through the FIVE app, and participate in weekly challenges and program activities. Students who are participating on a weekly basis will have the opportunity to get matched with a mentor during their first year of the program.
Q: What if I start the program and don’t meet the requirements to get matched with a mentor?
A: Students who do not meet the requirements to get matched with a mentor can continue to access the FIVE app and learning daily content.
Q: How can my parents get more information?
A: Parents can email us directly at email@example.com or follow us on Facebook for program updates and information.
Q: Who are FIVE Mentors?
A: FIVE mentors are highly experienced and successful professionals in their fields. They live across the U.S. and represent industries such as Business, Healthcare, Technology, Government, Finance, Education, Law, and more. FIVE mentors are caring, supportive, and are ready to share their career & life experience with mentees. Over time, they will also connect mentees to companies and professionals who can help their mentees to reach their career and future goals. All mentors are nominated to join the FIVE network and complete a federal & state background check, screening, and training before being accepted into the program.
Q: How does FIVE ensure safety?
A: All mentors complete a federal & state background check, screening, and training before being accepted to become a FIVE mentor. All in-app communication between mentees and mentors is monitored and recorded by the FIVE team. Two FIVE team members are part of each mentee’s mentoring team to ensure safety and to support the mentee-mentor relationships. There are several safety features built into the FIVE app, including a red flag button that can be pushed by mentees or mentors any time if there are any safety concerns. The FIVE team checks in regularly with mentees and mentors to ensure safety and to provide support.
Q: What is required for my student to get matched with a mentor?
A: Students who apply must log-in to the FIVE app on a weekly basis, communicate with their local FIVE Program Manager through the FIVE app, and participate in weekly challenges and program activities. Students who are participating on a weekly basis will have the opportunity to get matched with a mentor at the end of their first year in the program.
Q: What if my student starts the program and doesn’t meet the requirements to get matched with a mentor?
A: Students who do not meet the requirements to get matched with a mentor can continue to access the FIVE app and learning daily content at no cost.
Q: Do I have to pay for the FIVE program?
A: No! The FIVE program is available at no cost to students, schools, and organizations thanks to our corporate sponsorships and mentor networks.
Q: How can I get more information about the FIVE Program?
A: Parents can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook for program updates.
Q: Can my school/organization partner with FIVE to bring the program to our students?
A: Yes! FIVE has strategic partnerships with schools and organizations across the country to bring the FIVE program to students at scale. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss partnership opportunities.
Q: What is required of my school/organization if we want to participate?
A: Participating schools/organizations will provide FIVE with a point of contact to help coordinate 9th grade recruitment for students to apply in the fall. Once students apply and start the program, the FIVE team will manage the program and student experience. The FIVE team will share regular updates and collaborate with partners on student engagement and outcomes.