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Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Don Kinsella


iMentor NYC wrote -

Over the past many months I have been working with a young man named Cristofer from Guatemala. Cristofer has big dreams, he wants to go to college, he wants to succeed in life and he wants to help his family. He talks of his mother back home and he misses her terribly. Cristofer wants to do well in life because of the sacrifices his mother has made for him, sacrifices many of us couldn't fathom, all so he might have a brighter future. What he has seen and experienced in his life up to this point is more than many of us will over an entire lifetime. He type of person we would all want to know, warm and friendly and always with a smile. He has some challenges for sure, nothing comes easy in this world. But I know he has what it takes inside to make it. So please help us get there. Read what the program is about below and give what you can. I can assure you it's worth it and will make you feel good inside. It's people like Cristofer who will make the world a better place. 

Now, more than ever, we need to show our 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.

The iMentor Challenge is our chance to do just that. It's a community-driven crowdfunding campaign powered by our mentors and their friends, families and colleageues. 

Crowdrise makes it easy, fun and effective for mentors to share their story and raise crucial dollars to connect even more students with mentors. Three hundred more students to be exact. We’re going big this year and looking to raise $300,000 so we can bring iMentor to a whole new school in New York City.

It costs iMentor $1,000 to provide one mentor-mentee pair with access to iMentor’s proven college success curriculum and resources. Here is what your support can do for New York City’s students:

  • $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



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  • Board Member Match



8% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $206,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Rema Davis

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135% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Hal Berson

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120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Gordon McKemie

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130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Kate Vanek

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83% Raised of $11,000 Goal

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Callie Siegel and Nate Guild

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114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Doug Leder

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254% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Karen Chopra

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152% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Christopher Toomer

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93% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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