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 Mone for the past five months. Mone is a Junior at Hyde Charter School who loves art sculpting, volunteering, going to the movies and trying new cuisines. It’s has been amazing getting to know her and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor.
This year, Mone and I have been working on studying for the SATs, reviewing potential colleges, and managing her stress level. Each of which can be an overwhelming task on its own. In the midst of all the hard work, we have found time to laugh, confide in one another and simply catch up on our day to day lives. She has opened up to me about her ambitions which include attending Cornell University, graduating as Valedictorian of her class and taking part in Global Potential this summer. She is a remarkable young person who is extremely intelligent, driven, caring, funny and kind. It is no wonder that I find myself rooting for her success and become overjoyed with her achievements. I can only hope that her experience with imentor has been as beneficial as mine.
Help iMentor by supporting my page today. Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Mone 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.