As some of you may know, I volunteer as a mentor for an amazing organization called iMentor. iMentor connects New York City high school students in underserved communities with working professionals. Through monthly in-person events and weekly e-mail correspondence, mentors provide professional, academic, and personal guidance to help mentees reach their potential. Please check out the video (to your left) to learn more about iMentor and the prodigious impact it has on both the mentee and mentor's life. You will also get to meet my mentee Chanil by watching this inspirational video!
I am currently in the third year of a three year match with Chanil, a Freshman at Buffalo State College. Chanil is the first in over three generations to attend University and she just finished her first semester with a 3.6 grade point average and was asked to be a teaching assistant next year; I could not be prouder.
To help iMentor continue growing and reach even more NYC high school students, we need your help. Every dollar makes a difference. A donation as small as $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 preparation events.
We have all had someone in our lives that we consider a role model or a mentor. iMentor makes this possible and with your help we can reach out to many others! Thank you in advance for your support.
To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org
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.
This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work one-on-one with their mentors to build a bright future. iMentor’s impact is best explained by the students we serve. Chanil, a mentee from the Bronx, says; “If more schools had the iMentor program there would be more kids going to college.”
Want to learn more? Check out what it takes to become a mentor.