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Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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We've hit 90% of our goal!
March 27, 2017

Hi friends, just wanted to give yall a quick update on the iMentor fundraiser. After less than a week, we've hit $900 of our total goal of $1000!  See more

BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: NYC

EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Eric Kang

THE STORY:

Hi friends! Over the past few months, I've been involved in iMentor, a program that pairs underprivileged youth one-on-one with college educated professionals to help the kids better understand the opportunities available to them and guide them through the college admissions process. Through iMentor, I've had the joy of getting to know Marvin, my mentee. He's a smart, goofy high school junior with a knack for math and science. Like many kids in the program, he may be the first in his family to pursue a college education. And like many of his international school classmates, Marvin understands very little English, having immigrated here recently from Guatemala.

It's been a very challenging but rewarding experience for me so far, conversing with Marvin in my broken spanish and helping him through the college admission process. Through it all, I've realized how fortunate many of us have truly been to have had the opportunities we've had. For many of us growing up, it was pretty much the norm to graduate high school and attend college. But for Marvin and many others like him, all of that is oftentimes a distant dream.

To date, the iMentor program has helped almost 6,000 high schoolers across the nation with the resources and guidance they need to apply for and succeed in college. We are in the midst of our annual iMentor Challenge fundraising event for the upcoming school year and would appreciate your support. And if donations aren't your thing, I personally encourage you to, at the very least, check out the iMentor program and see for yourself the impact it's had in bettering the lives of countless kids. Feel free to hit me up at any time with questions or if you are interested in being involved.

iMentor program website: https://imentor.org/

Fundraiser information:

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

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,145

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • sherwood

     

  • Jeff Xie

     

  • Tiff

     

  • Justin Cheng

    $100

  • S.H.

    $25

  • Gerg

    $50

  • Jesse Truong

     

  • Eeshin

    $50

  • Ananya

    $25

  • Kevin Moy

     

  • Audrey Luo

    $50

  • Board Member Match

    $50

  • Kang's family

    $100

  • Jess Han

    $25

  • Your only bae

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Shane

    $25

  • Ain't payin u sht

    $25

  • Terence An

     

  • Angela Chen

    $50

  • Kevin

     

  • Angela Chen

     

  • 3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

    $75

  • Vicky Liu

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $206,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Rema Davis

Amount Raised

$16,200

 

135% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Hal Berson

Amount Raised

$12,029

 

120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Gordon McKemie

Amount Raised

$9,725

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Vanek

Amount Raised

$9,100

 

83% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Callie Siegel and Nate Guild

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Doug Leder

Amount Raised

$6,350

 

254% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Karen Chopra

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

152% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Christopher Toomer

Amount Raised

$4,665

 

93% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Vicky Liu

Vicky Liu

1 year ago

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Angela Chen

Angela Chen

yasssss queen! 1 year ago

Kevin

Kevin

1 year ago

Angela Chen

Angela Chen

DONATION: $50

:3 1 year ago

Terence An

Terence An

1 year ago

Ain't payin u sht

Ain't payin u sht

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Shane

Shane

DONATION: $25

For lil Marvin 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago