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March 31, 2013

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Sameer Munshi

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I've been working with a great organization called iMentor since 2010, both as a mentor and on its Young Executive Board. The program matches high school students from low-income communities with college-educated professionals like me, to help guide the students to graduate high school and enroll in college.

If you aren't aware of New York City's discomforting high school graduation rates, take a look at some of the numbers:

  • NYC High School Graduation Rate 2011: 65%
  • iMentor NYC High School Graduation Rate 2011: 83%

 

Put in other words:

  • Over 1/3 of New York high schoolers DO NOT GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!
  • Through iMentor, high school students are twice as likely to graduate from high school!

 

Give that a few seconds to sink in...

 

 

 

In 2012, my mentee John graduated high school with the highest grade in his senior class and was accepted to college. Just a year prior, John was the (self-desribed) class clown who didn't see the point of college. Thanks to iMentor, John experienced a life-changing transformation and proved that our underserved youth can achieve their bright potential with just a little guidance.

It’s no accident things worked out so well for John. iMentor has been successfully matching students for the past 12 years! The program is continuously growing, and as you can imagine, it costs money to support each of the current 2.400 mentor-student pairs. So whether you can donate $10 or $1,000, I ask that you consider helping this amazing program.

For those of you in New York, if you haven’t already, please check out the website and consider becoming a Mentor.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read about a cause I’m incredibly passionate about.

 

So, how does iMentor do it?

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.

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

 

$2,035

MONEY RAISED
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  • Areal Person

    $100

  • MMM

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allison

    $50

  • Benjamin Shisler

    $50

  • Lauren Foley

    $25

  • Anita Nathan

    $25

  • Charlene Hughes

    $25

  • Bob Acampora

    $25

  • Lisa Fitzpatrick

    $25

  • Nora Richardson

    $50

  • Amanda Huggenkiss

    $42

  • Dave G.

    $25

  • Tammie Wallace

    $25

  • Julie

     

  • Samantha Banker

    $30

  • Jeff G

    $25

  • Michael Guglielmo

    $20

  • Rob M.

    $25

  • Paul Perez

    $25

  • Melissa G

     

  • Kevin Martin

    $20

  • Kelsey Radke

    $25

  • Stephanie Carosella

    $25

  • R. Arne

    $100

  • Donna-Marie Gregorie

    $50

  • Alexander Swiderski

    $20

  • Lisa L.

    $63

  • B OF A CORPORATE MATCHING

     

  • Erica Gael

    $50

  • Frank OD

    $25

  • Steve Lugerner & Sindy Levitt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Neena Fotedar

    $50

  • Sahill

    $25

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102% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $4,140 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sameer Munshi

Amount Raised

$2,035

 

102% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Gushue

Amount Raised

$925

 

62% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Bell

Amount Raised

$685

 

69% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Morika Tsujimura

Amount Raised

$250

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Harris

Amount Raised

$245

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

iMentor

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Abel Mathew

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sahill

Sahill

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Neena Fotedar

Neena Fotedar

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Best 4 years ago

Steve Lugerner & Sindy Levitt

Steve Lugerner & Sindy Levitt

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Frank OD

Frank OD

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Erica Gael

Erica Gael

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

B OF A CORPORATE MATCHING

B OF A CORPORATE MATCHING

4 years ago

Lisa L.

Lisa L.

DONATION: $63

4 years ago

Alexander Swiderski

Alexander Swiderski

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Donna-Marie Gregorie

Donna-Marie Gregorie

DONATION: $50

4 years ago