I met my goal!!!
April 14, 2016
Welcome to iMentor Challenge 2016!
A mentor-driven fundraising campaign to help make college a reality for 3,500 students this year. I almost can't believe it but I am in my fourth year of mentoring through the iMentor program. My mentee Stefany and I have been paired since her Freshman year of High School and she is now a Senior eagerly awaiting acceptance letters. At this exciting time in her life, I reflect back on how life changing these past few years have been. From essay writing (and re-writing) to iceskating to picnics and more I have seen Stefany grow and gain confidence in herself and her abilities both academically and personally. It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in such a wonderful program and have set up my fundraiser to help sponsor and support new mentor-mentee pairs in the coming year. Please donate if you can...or even better become an iMentor. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
About iMentor Challenge 2016
The iMentor Challenge is a dedicated group of mentors and supporters who join forces to fundraise for iMentor. The proceeds of this annual campaign help fund thousands of mentoring relationships that are empowering students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources. So whether you contribute $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals who are making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student.
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students and mentors work one-on-one through iMentor’s online and in-person curriculum to 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 11,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match more than 2,400 mentor-mentee pairs this year. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to nonprofits nationwide to help them run effective mentoring programs in the iMentor model.
To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.