I have just begun a match with my new mentee Jordan, who is a freshman at the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan. There are not enough amazing things I can say about Jordan - he is so intelligent, driven, ambitious, kind and caring...and every other positive adjective you can think of! I can't wait to keep building my relationship with him so he can reach his goals of getting into MIT and eventually working in cybersecurity for the FBI! I hope you will consider supporting iMentor and the thousands of awesome students (just like Jordan!) and mentors who are working together!
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 13,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving 3,500 mentor-mentee pairs in New York City and 2,150 more nationwide. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.