As some of you may know, I've been part of a mentor / mentee partnership through iMentor since the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. At the start of the year, I had the fortune of being matched with Rosa, a high school senior at the Civic Leadership Academy in Queens, NY. Rosa and I have gotten to know each other well throughout the course of the year - we email weekly about both her college and financial aid application processes and also about what to expect in college and how to prepare. In addition to our weekly emails, we meet in person at least once per month through sponsored iMentor events and have also met outside of the program to visit museums, meet for lunch, and other activities.
iMentor as an organization seeks to connect high school students in low-income communities with mentors in the New York City area with the goal of helping them to graduate high school and to succeed in college and beyond. Rosa and I recently celebrated the fact that she has been accepted into three of her top colleges and plans to enroll to begin this fall. I could not be more excited for Rosa as we continue to prep for her college experience. Since this has been a great experience in such a short amount of time for both Rosa and me, I'm hoping to raise money to support the iMentor program as it continues to grow in assisting other mentees in achieveing their goals and forming lasting relationships between mentors and mentees.
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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.