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.
This is my first year with iMentor and my very first experience being a mentor to someone. I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with Alex Ho who is a Junior at KIPP NYC College Prep. Alex lives in Brooklyn and loves Museum Arts,traveling and dreams of becoming an Aerospace Engineer. When we first met during the iMentor event, it was amazing to see how much we had in common be it travelling or our passion for engineering or the deep bond we share with family and friends. Over the months I have known Alex, I started to realize how much he loves engineering from his leadership abilities in various school projects and according to him if there is one thing he would change that would be to advance all our space programs. This year, Alex and I have been working on preparing to explore summer internship programs to build his confidence and gain leadership skills while understanding the path to getting in to college. So far the experience with the iMentor has been so rewarding and I am so proud to be part of such a program which creates such a positive impact for young and talented students like Alex
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. This year my goal is to raise $1000 and 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.