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 Jhon Laguerre for the past 6 months. Jhon is a great kid with a lot of potential who loves sports and music with the aspiration to be a music producer one day. It has been amazing getting to know him and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor. This year, Jhon and I have been working on passing all his required exams, narrowing down colleges that focus on music production and preparing for all the work that goes into applying to college. Jhon is originally from Haiti and, due to a moderate language barrier, it was slow getting to know each other. The last few times we've seen each other he has opened up a lot and made it very clear that he is serious about getting into college and having a sucessful career.
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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.