Friends & Family,
As many of you know, I recently started mentoring an incredible high schooler named Tameisha through iMentor. At iMentor, our mission is to prepare high school students in underserved communities and provide them the resources and guidance with what can be an extremely overwhelming – the steps required to apply to and eventually attend college.
Paired in December, I’ve made a three-year commitment with Tameisha. From her junior year of high school until the end of her first year of college, I will work with Tameisha and help guide her through her college journey. We speak online at least weekly and meet once a month to work through common questions, concerns and topics regarding a student’s path to college. Tameisha is passionate about cooking, fashion and softball. Her determination to continue on to college once she graduates in high school is truly inspiring.
iMentor is fighting to give every young person a fair chance to graduate college and fulfill their potential. iMentor works with 1,042 CPS students – from across the city – to build long-term relationships to help each student succeed on their college journey. Because as we all know, across our society, talent is equally distributed — but opportunity is not.
To give you some context, here is what your support covers:
- $35 allows a pair to bond at events for a year
- $75 covers the cost of reference checks for mentors
- $100 supplies a mentee with monthly career and college prep events for a year
- $250 supports a college application event for an entire class of iMentor students
- $500 supports a single iMentor student for an entire year
- $1,000 supports a mentor-mentee pair for a year
Please consider donating to this incredible organization through my campaign. If you cannot donate monetarily, consider signing up and getting involved at imentor.org.
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give Kelsey 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Kelsey this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Kelsey. Thanks to your vote, Kelsey earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.