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Team KIPP NYC College Prep

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Kelechi Okere

THE STORY:

Hi,

As you might 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 Francis Reyes for the past year and half.   Francis is a senior at KIPP NYC College Prep High School in Harlem who loves his studies, music and baseball.  Working with Francis as his mentor is really one of the most rewarding things I do, and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor (you should sign up too). This year, Francis and I have been working on preparing to start college now that he has been accepted into Oberlin College in early admission. One of the things he worries about is making his writing even stronger, speaking up in classroom discussions with worthwhile comments and in general, fitting in.  He's a shy kid and very smart.  I told him that I worried about these exact things and gave him advice on how to overcome them.  I think I turned out ok.  He's currently ranked No.1 in his class and will be deciding between neuroscience, veterinary science and music as his major.  Well really, he loves music too much so he'll probably double up and do music and something else.

Please, please help iMentor by supporting my page today.  Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like me and Francis. I'm so impressed with iMentor and feel fortunate to work with them as a mentor. So please keep their work going strong by giving any amount you can afford - no amount is too small.

With best wishes and thanks,

Kelechi

 

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.

 

About iMentor

 

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

$20

MONEY RAISED
  • Shay Ashwood

    $20

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1% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $22,118 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Tomolonius

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Bernier Lauredan

Amount Raised

$2,232

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Pengbi Zhang

Amount Raised

$2,230

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amit Sura

Amount Raised

$1,970

 

197% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olga Ovodenko

Amount Raised

$1,337

 

134% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Suzanne Chipkin

Amount Raised

$1,330

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Patrick Hart

Amount Raised

$1,176

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Aditi Gupta

Amount Raised

$828

Donor Comments

Shay Ashwood

Shay Ashwood

DONATION: $20

I am happy to support Kelechi Okere and iMentor initiatives. Mentors are key vessels for those in need of light during their journey. Thank you. 5 years ago