After signing up over a year ago, last fall I finally became a mentor with iMentor. I was matched with an awesome junior (Llakpha) at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn. This school is made up entirely of recent immigrants (within the past 5 years) to America who are predominantly English Language Learners. Our goal is to empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
Working with Llakpha has been extremely rewarding so far. While I am trying to be a positive influence on her life, she has definitely influenced mine in the last few months we've been working together. I'm inspired by her dedication to achieve and how she's adapted to life here in NY.
We have all had individuals who have made an impact in our lives and with your help we can help iMentor continue to grow and reach more NYC students. I have been fortunate enough to have access to high quality public education in my life. Now I want to provide this to Llakpha and help other NYC students realize their dreams into reality.
Every dollar makes a difference.
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
$100 supplies a mentee with a year's access to monthly career and college preperation events
$500 can provide a college application event for an entire Junior class
$1,000 can support the mentorship of one student as they work one-on-one with their mentor toward academic and personal success