I have been paired with my student, Valerie, for four years and I am extremely proud to announce that she will be the first in her family to attend college! I believe that the iMentor program was key to getting her to this point. They provided Valerie and her family with support and guidance on the college application process as well as financial aid.
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.
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