Welcome to our 2012 Online Donor Drive!
If you don't know anything about iMentor or have never heard me gush about how amazing it is to see mentors and mentees interacting- here's a little info:
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.
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.
I myself am a mentor and was matched this past September with a wonderful mentee named Pam. Pam is an amazing young woman, who has a lot of potential and lights up my day whenever I receive an email from her. We've bonded over the months, and I've helped her overcome her fears about college options and studying for the SATs. I love meeting with her and think it's a great opportunity to get to know her school environment as well as a great way to meet her friends and teachers. The cost of supporting a pair like us is $1,000, however, even the smallest donations make a huge difference whether it's $5 or even $10.
Online Donor Drive is important and we need your help!
Word of mouth is a powerful thing. The Online Donor Drive is made up of those who, week after week, dedicate their time, passion and support- mentors. The campaign’s “drive” comes from each mentor lending their voice in support of iMentor and the impact the program has. It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources. So, whether you help with $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student.
So spread the word and get everyone in your network involved in this year’s ODD. It’s not every day that you can say you helped change a life, but today can be that day.