Patricia Voight via Crowdrise
February 29, 2012
As many of you may know, I am a very proud mentor of Tracey, a junior at KIPP NYC College Prep High School. Tracey and I were matched in 2011, and we're currently working through the struggles and joys of the NYS Regents and college application essays. iMentor connects working professionals in one-on-one mentoring relationships with NYC students to increase success throughout high school and college.
It's been a phenomenal match, it's incredibly rewarding, and I would be grateful for your support of a program that has a really profound impact on the lives of mentees - and mentors.
The 2012 Online Donor Drive is about Tracey, and the thousands of students like her, who have the potential to do great things. It costs $1,000 a year to support a mentor/mentee pair. 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.
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.
In January of 2012, Mayor Bloomberg recognized iMentor in his State of the City address, as iMentor partnered with 10 companies in NYC that pledged to recruit 100 employees to join as mentors (Accenture, Barclays, Bloomberg LP, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young LLC, Goldman Sachs, Marsh & McLennan, Morgan Stanley, and UBS).
To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org