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Peggy Turner's Fundraiser:

iMentor Class of 2016

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BENEFITING: iMentor

EVENT: iMentor Challenge 2016

Peggy Turner

THE STORY:

I have been involved with iMentor for the past 5 years. I have served on the Women's Board and mentored a high school student, Sarah, who will be graduating this spring and has already been accepted to multiple Universities. It has been an amazing experience to see Sarah and her classmates grow from quiet high school freshmen to seniors excited to start the next chapter of their lives entering college. 79% of students involved in iMentor are first generation college students.  In my 5 years of involvement with iMentor I have seen first-hand the impact this program has on the students, mentors and communities.

These students do not have tutors, SAT prep courses, the luxury of parents and older siblings who have already been through the college process.  What they do have is this program, iMentor which does its best to guide them through the process of staying focused on their grades, internships, the importance of college, how to manage the  financial aid process and how to adapt and succeed once in college. This is done through weekly emails and monthly meetings and a lot of time put in throughout the year from the iMentor staff and mentors.  All of us have been through this process, or helped our kids through this process and know how stressful it can be even with all of the resources in the world. So I am just asking you to give what you can, to help these students achieve their goals. Your donation ensures that underprivileged  students going forward will have at least one adult in their life that can help them through the trials and tribulations of High School and onto a successful college career and promising future.  If you have any questions at all feel free to reach out to me or go to  https://www.imentor.org/ for more details.

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 13,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving 3,500 mentor-mentee pairs in New York City and 2,150 more nationwide

iMentor focuses on high school students in low-income communities. In the 2014-2015 school year, iMentor and our partners will match more than 5,000 students with college-educated mentors.

83% of mentees qualify for free or reduced school lunch.

79% of mentees will be first-generation college students.

97% of iMentor high school seniors completed college applications in 2013. 

75% of iMentor’s 2013 high school graduates enrolled in college, compared with only 50% of low-income students nationwide.

83% of iMentor students who entered college persisted into their second year, compared to the national average of 66% for first-generation college students.

 

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  • Alex Ehrlich, iMentor Board Member-Thanks for joining the Challenge!

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  • Casesa Family

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  • Alex Ehrlich, iMentor Board Member-Congrats on your first donation!

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  • Sarah Crabbe and Bryan Denny

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  • Dan Lacoff

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  • Team McNeill

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  • Jay Sangervasi

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  • Frederick Boehm

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