Since I moved to New York, you may have heard me talk a very special young woman I have come to know. Through iMentor, I have gotten to know Melissa who is a senior at a high school in the Bronx and headed to college next fall! Her motivation for her school work is incredible, and she is dedicated to becoming an OB/GYN nurse to help women in her community. It's been a pleasure to get to know her, doing cultural activities in the city, helping her write a college essay, selecting colleges and talking about her future.
iMentor partners youth in underserved communities with college-educated mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to succeed in high school and college. This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work 1:1 with their mentors to build a bright future.
But there are nearly half a million high school students in this city- and many would benefit from the chance to build a relationship and plan for college with a mentor. A college degree is more critical than ever for this generation to reach its potential. iMentor is planning to expand, and they need our help- can you contribute $25, $50 or maybe $100 to help? The funds go to building new partnerships with schools, recruiting volunteers, giving students access to educational resources and more.
I know I've gained as much as she has in getting to know her- and I look forward to helping her transition to her first year of college.
I'm committed to trying to raise enough for two new mentees for 2012-2013- that $1000. Will you help by making a contribution today? The last day is March 31st.
Thanks in advance for your contribution- any amount you can give will make a difference.
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