Welcome to my 2012 Online Donor Drive page!
As many of you know, I am a mentor to a NYC high school student through iMentor. iMentor connects professionals (like myself) in 1:1 mentoring relationships with NYC students to help increase success throughout high school and into college.
I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with Carmen for the past six months. Carmen is a Junior at Bronx Prep who loves Church, Animals,Theatre Arts, and Music
It’s has been amazing getting to know her and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor.
Online Donor Drive?
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”). Last year, ODD brought in over $86,000- the most the drive has ever raised! This year we aim to shatter that record, and with your help, raise over $125,000.
But Why is Online Donor Drive Important?
Word of mouth is a powerful thing. The best way to learn about iMentor is from the people who, week after week, dedicate their time, passion and support- mentors. 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.
Join iMentor’s Online Donor Drive
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 to help students in low-income communities succeed in high school and college. 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.
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!
Donor Drive Makes a Difference
Funds raised will help iMentor match more than 1,800 students with mentors this year. It costs $1,000 for iMentor to provide each mentor-mentee pair with access to quality programming and resources. Every donation you give or raise—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 to support mentor-mentee pairs in New York City.
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 1:1 with their mentors to build a bright future.
Want to learn more? Check out what it takes to become a mentor