As many of you know, I am a mentor to a New York City high school student through iMentor. iMentor provides students in low-income communities with mentors who are dedicated to helping them succeed in college and beyond.
I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with Miguel Ramos for the past 2+ years. Miguel is a freshmen at City Tech (aka New York City College of Technology for y'all out-of-towners). Miguel still loves video games and candy (some things never change), but he's working hard, holding down a work-study job and was even an assistant soccer coach for his high school alma mater.
It has been amazing watching him grow and mature and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor. This year, Miguel and I have been working on successfully making the transition to college. We've worked through issues like finding a major, time management (between school and work), and remembering to have fun and enjoy the experience.
Miguel's goal is to finish college and find a career in the video game industry. I have watched as his focus and ambition have grown during out time as a pair. It's been incredibly rewarding for me to watch this talented young man grow both personally and processionally and to know that I've played a part.
Please sponsor my commitment to Miguel by donating to my page today. It costs $1,000 per year to support each pair and ensure they have access to quality curriculum, programming, technology, and resources. Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Miguel and me.