Hi all, thanks for visiting my online donor drive page!
As many of you know, this is my second year with iMentor. This year I'm proud to be a mentor for Sonia, a junior at Brooklyn International High School, a school predominantly attended by recent immigrants. Sonia moved to New York City from Mexico less than two years ago and has assimilated to life in a new country and at a new school extremely well. Since September, we've been working through the joys and perils of New York State Regents exams, SAT practice, resume writing, interview skills, and much more. Sonia is always eager to practice her English and share her hopes, dreams, and goals with me. In addition to making good academic progress, Sonia is a forward on her school's soccer team and works part-time on weekends. She is planning to attend college nearby and to major in either law or accounting.
It's been an incredibly rewarding match, and I would be very grateful for your support of a program that profoundly impacts not only the lives of mentees, but mentors as well. It costs over $1,000 for iMentor to provide each mentor-mentee pair with access to quality programming and resources. Every donation—whether $10 or $100—will have a lasting impact on the life of a high school student and is sincerely appreciated. iMentor is about Sonia and the thousands of students like her who have the potential to do great things. In New York, only 37% of all students graduated high school ready for college last year. To build college-readiness for students in low-income communities, iMentor matches students with mentors who work with them one-on-one to help them navigate the college application process and develop critical skills that lead to college success.
Thank you so much for your consideration and support!
iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to succeed in high school and college. This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work one-on-one with their mentors to build a bright future. To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.