As you may or may not know, I work for a non-profit called iMentor. Well, not only do I work there, but I am also a mentor. My mentee's name is Ashley and she is a junior at Bronx Prep. She wants to go to college and then medical school to ultimately become a surgeon. My mentee has huge dreams and *fingers crossed* I am helping her make those dreams a reality. Through iMentor we work a lot of the soft skills you need to succeed in college and life, like interviewing skills or how to promote yourself. We also have a lot of fun together. At our first meeting I brought her my copy of The Hunger Games to read. She devoured it and the next two after that. This past Saturday we went to go see The Hunger Games movie and had a great discussion about how the movie compared to the book and then she made fun of me for crying throughout the entire movie.
Mentoring is a really powerful tool to help students develop and grow at a critical time in their lives. If you want to help support relationships like Ashley's and mine, DONATE! It costs about $1,000 to fund a pair for one year. Help keep that mentoring magic alive!
iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with college-educated mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to graduate high school college ready and succeed in college.
Mentors send one weekly email on a topic that iMentor provides and meet their mentees once a month at a group event that iMentor organizes. This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work one-on-one with their mentors to build a bright future.
Want to learn more? Check out what it takes to become a mentor.