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Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: NYC

EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Jay Cofresi

THE STORY:

Some of you have heard me talk about iMentor and for others this will be the first you hear about it. It is a mentoring program that matches NYC professionals with high school students. The mentors/mentees email each other once a week via the iMentor website and meet in person once a month at sponsored events. These are the minimum requirements for the program but over time more frequent communication occurs and is encouraged.

I have worked with iMentor since 2008 and just began my 4th match. My new mentee is a Freshman named Jonathan and I'll be his Mentor through out his High School career. As a mentor, I look forward to helping him set his goals and to do everything I can to help him achieve them. I'll introduce him to available resources as well as share my experiences to show him that if he puts in the hard work anything is possible.

My first three Mentees (Nelson, Raheen and Anderson) were students who benefited from the iMentor experience as they expanded their options beyond high school through our relationship and the topics introduced by iMentor. I worked with each student for a specific amount of time officialy through iMentor but they all know I am always a phone call or email away if they need advice or guidance. 

Growing up in the Bronx, I understand that it can be difficult to find positive role models and mentors to help guide a young person in the right direction. People who know me know that I am very grateful for everyone who has acted as a Mentor or a Role Model as I have progressed through my life. I take pride in this opportunity to do the same for Jonathan now. I was the Co-Chair of the Young Executive Board for 3 years at iMentor and I continue to look for other ways to assist in the continued success of the life changing mentoring program.

I know there is never a good time to ask for money but please consider donating to iMentor. Come on...skip one meal out or a few drinks after work. That money could really make a difference for the students who participate in this great program. If you can, please forward to anyone else who you think may be interested in donating. MOST IMPORTANTLY - consider becoming a Mentor yourself.

Thanks! Jay

(see below for specific iMentor Challenge details)

The iMentor Challenge is an annual mentor-driven campaign that raises awareness and funds to further iMentor’s mission. The proceeds of this campaign help support thousands of mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. During the campaign, mentors create individual fundraising pages and ask friends, family, and coworkers to sponsor their mentoring commitment by making a donation.

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org

ABOUT IMENTOR iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with college-educated mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to graduate high school college ready and succeed in college. Mentors send one weekly email on a topic that iMentor provides and meet their mentees once a month at a group event that iMentor organizes.

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$3,781

MONEY RAISED
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  • Team JjJ

    $50

  • Board Member Match

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Somma Family

    $50

  • FS

    $25

  • MI

    $20

  • HH

    $50

  • Ashley Bajaña

    $50

  • Lucas and Juanfer Borja

    $50

  • Dolores Batista

    $100

  • A Baron

    $20

  • The Rods

    $100

  • Kenny Haher

    $50

  • David Santillan

    $50

  • The Coelhos

     

  • Joseph Scamuffo

    $50

  • Karen Ross

    $250

  • Kate S.

    $25

  • Jay Cofresi

    $250

  • GH

    $25

  • Mom&Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mona J

    $100

  • Andrew Bishop

    $100

  • Cynthia Arizaga

    $50

  • Brandon & Jenn Carmody

    $200

  • Snow Day Board Member Gift

    $100

  • Rick Passanesi

    $100

  • Denise

    $50

  • Andrea Heuson

    $100

  • Carol Lucito

    $50

  • Betsy Reynolds

    $50

  • Chris Deegan

    $50

  • Miguel David

    $25

  • EMO

    $50

  • Mark

    $50

  • Namit Saksena

    $50

  • Tony

    $50

  • Your old friend Kate from 745

     

  • Milan Doshi

    $101

  • Monica Rivera

    $50

  • 3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

    $300

  • Tere Duff

    $40

  • Chad Fisher

    $25

  • Emily and Adam Halpern

     

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189% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $206,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Kate Vanek

Amount Raised

$9,100

 

83% Raised of $11,000 Goal

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Callie Siegel and Nate Guild

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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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

Emily and Adam Halpern

Emily and Adam Halpern

1 year ago

Chad Fisher

Chad Fisher

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Tere Duff

Tere Duff

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Monica Rivera

Monica Rivera

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Milan Doshi

Milan Doshi

DONATION: $101

1 year ago

Your old friend Kate from 745

Your old friend Kate from 745

1 year ago

Tony

Tony

DONATION: $50

Great project 1 year ago

Namit Saksena

Namit Saksena

DONATION: $50

You go Jay! 1 year ago

Mark

Mark

DONATION: $50

1 year ago