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Team Bronx Prep

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Leah Shisha

THE STORY:

Hi Friends,

As some of you know, I am a mentor to Rose, a senior at Bronx Prep, through an incredible organization called iMentor. The program matches mentor volunteers with high school students in low-income communities and provides content to encourage students to attend and graduate college. iMentor also provides mentors with the tools to guide their mentees through high school, college applications, and the transition to college. The Online Donor Drive is an annual fundraiser throughout the month of March to raise money for iMentor. Please help me in supporting this incredible organization by making a donation (click on the orange "Donate" button).

 

About Rose & Me

Rose and I were matched in September 2011. I knew we were going to get along well as soon as I realized we both shared a deep-rooted passion for food, especially Crumbs cupcakes (her favorite is red velvet, I like just about all of them). She knew we were a great mentor-mentee match when we discovered we were both born in November (she's the 5th, I'm the 24th)!

 

Over the course of the past year and a half, I've learned a lot about Rose and her family, culture, passions, fears and friendships. Along the way, Rose has learned about where I'm from and the path I took to get to where I am now. This year we've been really focused on preparing for the SATs, writting college application essays, and applying for financial aid and scholarships. It's exciting to see her hard work start to pay off -- she recently found out she was accepted to two colleges! I'm really proud of her and can't wait to see where she decides to go to college next year. 

 

 My Fundraising Goal: $1,000

It costs $1,000 a year to support one mentor-mentee pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources. I hope to raise at least that amount with your help. Every dollar brings us that much closer to my goal!

 

About iMentor

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 11,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match more than 2,400 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. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.

 

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

$630

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacob & Jill Shisha

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sassy

    $50

  • Kimberly Vanderpol

    $20

  • Lew

    $200

  • Tanya Watters

    $30

  • Talia Dennis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • L-Boogie

    $20

  • Colleen & Matt Morvay

    $50

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63% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $3,089 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

William Callahan

Amount Raised

$2,158

 

86% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leah Shisha

Amount Raised

$630

 

63% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Celine Patel

Amount Raised

$301

Fundraiser Title

iMentor

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Slavica Nikolic

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Colleen & Matt Morvay

Colleen & Matt Morvay

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

L-Boogie

L-Boogie

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Talia Dennis

Talia Dennis

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Tanya Watters

Tanya Watters

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Lew

Lew

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Kimberly Vanderpol

Kimberly Vanderpol

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Sassy

Sassy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jacob & Jill Shisha

Jacob & Jill Shisha

DONATION: $150

5 years ago