March 16, 2017
iMentor’s goal is to empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.75% of iMentor’s students enroll in college. That's 50% higher than the national average!!
My mentee, Thoraiya, is originally from Yemen and is in her last year at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn. She is smart, fun loving and dedicated. Her dream is to become a lawyer and help the people in her community.
Working with Thoraiya for the past year and a half has been amazing! We have both learned so much about the college application process (things have changed a bit since my day!) and have created a special bond that will last beyond this program.
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.
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 12,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match more than 3,800 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.
Please donate if you can ....
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