Hello and thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
In a world where talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not, iMentor is fighting to rebalance the odds and give every young person a fair chance to realize their dreams. iMentor matches students with a college-educated mentor and equips every mentor with the tools and support they need to effectively guide their mentees toward college success. I have been a part of the iMentor family for over three years and can attest to how important mentoring relationships are to keep students on track for high school and college success.
My mentee, Naomi, is in the 10th grade and is passionate about biology and the environment. She protested for the elimination of plastic bags at the state legislator in Albany and even held an internship with a local environmental non-profit. While Naomi is clearly a go getter, she faces hurdles in her personal life and attends a school with limited resources. The iMentor program helps make sure Naomi and students like her receive additional guidance to rebalance the opportunity gap. I am raising money to help Naomi and other students like her benefit from the iMentor program.
It costs iMentor $1,000 to provide one mentor-mentee pair with access to iMentor’s proven college success curriculum and resources. Here is what your support can do for New York City’s students:
- $25 allows a mentee to attend a year of iMentor events - that means if five of you donate $5, we can send one student to iMentor events for an entire year, just sayin'
- $100 supplies a mentee with a year's access to monthly career and college preparation events
- $500 provides a college application event for an entire Junior class
- $1,000 supports the mentorship of one student as they work one-on-one with their mentor toward academic and personal success
I hope you will consider donating to bridge the opportunity gap.
FYI iMentor has started in Chicago and San Francisco if you'd like to be a mentor!