Crystal Mettel via Crowdrise
March 02, 2012
Join iMentor’s Online Donor Drive
iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with college-educated 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 1:1 with their mentors to build a bright future.
The iMentor Online Donor Drive team is a dedicated group of mentors and supporters who join forces to raise awareness and funds to further iMentor’s mission. Every year, our team launches this “friendraising campaign” by making individual pages and asking friends, family, and coworkers to give to this cause that means so much to them.
By making a gift or creating a page, you can join the team that is helping high school students in New York City build a bright future.
Donor Drive Makes a Difference
Did you know that it costs $1,000 for iMentor to provide each mentor-mentee pair with access to quality programming and resources? Every donation given and raised—whether $10 or $1,000—will make you part of a team that is having a lasting impact on the life of a high school student.
Last year, our Donor Drive team broke our online fundraising record and brought in more than $86,000 for iMentor’s programs. This year we aim to shatter that record, and with your help, raise over $125,000!
Why We Do This
“[My mentor] helped me realize that if I want to succeed, I have to do better. She’s helped me learn the steps on how to become a better person and also a better student. I want to succeed.”–Emily, mentee
The donor drive is about Emily, and the thousands of students like her, who have the potential to do great things. In New York, only 37 percent of all students graduated high school college-ready 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.
So spread the word and get everyone in your network involved in this year’s drive. It’s not every day that you can say you helped change a life, but today can be that day.