WELCOME TO IMENTOR'S 2012 ONLINE DONOR DRIVE!
As many of you might know I not only volunteer with iMentor as a mentor, but I also serve as a Young Executive Board member. I currently mentor a bright young man named Damien. When I first started mentoring Damien he was a student at Bronx Prep Academy. I have had the pleasure of watching him grow and see him graduate high school. He now attends BMCC. I truly feel that my support and guidance has impacted him and myself as well. It feels good to be influenced and to influence in a positive way.
With that being said I'd like to expand my influence by raising money for an excellent organization.....iMentor!
Currently I am participating in iMentor's annual Online Donor Drive. The Drive ends on March 31st, and any money raised helps support a student’s (like Damien) participation in the iMentor program. The minimum gift is $10 (which is a lot less than most things cost in NYC). By skipping that 2nd daily Venti Starbucks you can leave work today knowing you helped change a life- isn’t that a great way to end the day? It takes 2 minutes to give and a gift in any amount will help greatly.
ONLINE DONOR WHAT?
You ended up here because someone told you about the Online Donor Drive, and now you’re probably wondering what it’s all about? The Online Donor Drive (ODD) is a "friendraising" campaign aimed at bringing together mentors and their networks to raise awareness and funds to support iMentor's work (think bike-a-thon, with less “bike” and more “thon”).
The drive is about Damien, and thousands of students like him, who have the potential to do great things. Last year, ODD brought in over $86,000, the most ODD has ever raised! This year we aim to shatter that record, and with your help, raise over $125,000.
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.
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.