Welcome to my 2013 Online Donor Drive page!
As many of you know, I am a mentor to a New York City high school student through iMentor. iMentor provides students in low-income communities with mentors who are dedicated to helping them succeed in college and beyond.
I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with Crystal for the past 5 months. Crystal is a 9th Grader at Frederick Douglas Academy II in Harlem who is one of the most warm, affectionate and sincere people I have ever mentored. She loves reading, is very close to her family, and finds it hilarious that I try to practice my little bits of Spanish with her. It has been heartwarming getting to know her, and I'm reminded everyday of how lucky I am to have her as a part of my life. This year, Crystal and I have been working on her algebra, and her understanding of college as a priority for her future. Over the course of the last few months I've watched Crystal's improvement in her academics, and her overall motivation and self confidence grow. It's incredibly fulfilling as a mentor to wonder if my role played even the smallest part in this progress.
Help iMentor by supporting my page today. Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Crystal and me.
About iMentor’s Online Donor Drive
The iMentor Online Donor Drive team is a dedicated group of mentors and supporters who join forces to fundraise for iMentor. The proceeds of this annual campaign help fund thousands of mentoring relationships that are empowering students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources. So whether you contribute $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals who are making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student.
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.