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Andrew Barbaccia's Fundraiser:

Michael Garcia - Senior Year!

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March 02, 2016

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BENEFITING: iMentor

EVENT: iMentor Challenge 2016

Andrew Barbaccia

THE STORY:

Since 2012 I have served as a mentor to Michael Garcia, a high school student at Manhattan Bridges. Michael is now a rising senior and about to graduate and pursue college.

Michael and I were matched when he was a freshman through a program called iMentor. Each week we email each other on the iMentor platform, and once a month we meet in person. We have built a strong relationship focused on setting goals, building non-cognitive skills and applying to colleges.

Michael comes from a Spanish speaking household and will be a first generation college student. He has a passion for math, art and design. It is his goal to use these skills as an engineer, and he is in the process of applying to local colleges.

Please consider donating to support Michael, me, and the iMentor mission.

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. iMentor does this by partnering with schools to match every student with a 1:1 mentor for all four years of high school.

The iMentor curriculum is proven to be successful: 75% of iMentor students enroll in college, compared to just 50% nationally.

The program has been in NYC for 15 years and is currently matching over 3,500 students. It costs $1,000 / year for each pair in the program.

My goal is to raise the $1,000 it costs for Michael and I to be matched for his senior year.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,116

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Barbaccias

    $250

  • Alex Ehrlich, iMentor Board Member: Congrats Andrew on an awesome start to

    $200

  • Gracja and Curtis

    $100

  • Phil and Amy

    $50

  • Ted

    $150

  • Daniel Solomon and Stephanie Pose

    $20

  • The Rekatas Family

    $50

  • Sam DePaola

    $50

  • Josh and Danielle Scheffey

    $100

  • Gloria, Matt, & Emily

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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112% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Gloria, Matt, & Emily

Gloria, Matt, & Emily

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Josh and Danielle Scheffey

Josh and Danielle Scheffey

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sam DePaola

Sam DePaola

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Rekatas Family

The Rekatas Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Daniel Solomon and Stephanie Pose

Daniel Solomon and Stephanie Pose

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ted

Ted

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Phil and Amy

Phil and Amy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gracja and Curtis

Gracja and Curtis

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Alex Ehrlich, iMentor Board Member: Congrats Andrew on an awesome start to

Alex Ehrlich, iMentor Board Member: Congrats Andrew on an awesome start to

DONATION: $200

2 years ago