As you might know, I have been mentoring with iMentor for the past 6+ years; it’s a stellar organization that partners with an entire high school in a low income community to provide volunteer mentor for every student in the high school to act as personal college coach.
72% of students in these schools will be first-generation college graduates. I didn’t realize until I started working with iMentor that in the U.S. on average there are 457 students working with ONE high school counselor. iMentor fundamentally changes that dynamic by providing one college educated adult to every student in an entire high school. Think about that impact!
75% of iMentor’s students enroll in college. That's 50% higher than the national average!! iMentor’s goal is to empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
Over the last 6 years, I have had the opportunity to work with three driven, inspiring and talented young boys - Pedro, Daniel and Alejandro. On the side is a picture with my last mentee, Daniel, who graduated from high school and is enjoying his first college year at Citi Tech. It has been incredible to be part of the Daniel’s four-year high school journey and to see him grow immensely. I am now excited to have started a similar journey with my new mentee, Alejandro.
In a world where talent is equally distributed and opportunity is not, I'm excited and hopeful that I'm playing a small part to right that imbalance.
I need your support to make college a reality for all students.
Every dollar counts.
* $25 allows a mentee to attend a year of iMentor events
* $100 supplies a mentee with a year's access to monthly career and college preparation events
* $500 provides a college application event for an entire Junior class
* $1,000 supports the mentorship of one student as they work one-on-one with their mentor toward academic and personal success.
If you’ve been meaning to give, there’s no better day than today. Now, more than ever, we need to show students that there are countless people across the country who care deeply about them, who stand with them and who will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their ambitions.
Thanks in advance for your support!