Thanks to my brother and sister!
March 02, 2016
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.