My iMentor Experience
iMentor provides youth in low-income 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 one-on-one with their mentors to build a bright future.
I have had the great opportunity to be matched with Shahodat for the past 6 months or so. She is currently in her junior year at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn. She is originally from Uzbekistan, and moved to the US about 2 years ago with her family. Shahodat is an intelligent girl, who is dedicated to school and works hard to accomplish her objectives. We have been working together to prepare her for the NY Regents Exams and for internship interviews. She will soon be starting a part-time position at a local library branch. She has such a warm personality it has been great getting to know her, and I am excited to help her start preparing for college and exploring career options.
Welcome to My 2012 Online Donor Drive Page!
The Donor Drive is about Shahodat, and the thousands of students like her who have the potential to do great things. For each mentor-mentee pair, it costs iMentor $1,000 to provide them with free access to technology tools, events, and staff support to help build strong mentoring relationships. Whether you help with $10 or $1,000, you can be part of a network of individuals making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student like Shahodat.
About the Online Donor Drive
The iMentor Online Donor Drive is made up of a team of dedicated group of mentors and supporters who join forces to raise awareness and funds to further iMentor’s mission to help students in low-income communities succeed in high school and college. Every year, the 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. You can join the team that is helping high school students in New York City build a bright future by making a page or donating to one today!
Last year, the Online Donor Drive broke iMentor’s online fundraising record and brought in more than $86,000 for iMentor’s programs—that’s enough to support 86 mentor-mentee pairs! This year, we aim to shatter that record, and with your help, raise over $125,000.
Spread the word and get everyone in your network involved in this year’s Online Donor Drive. It’s not every day that you can say you helped change a life, but today can be that day.
iMentor leverages the power of mentoring to help youth in low-income communities graduate high school college-ready and succeed in college. Mentors work one-on-one with students through iMentor’s online and in-person curriculum to help them navigate the college application process and build critical skills linked to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the school receives a mentor. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 7,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match 2,400 mentor-mentee pairs this year. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to more than 30 nonprofits in 20 states to help them run effective mentoring programs in the iMentor model. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, New Profit, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.