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 Stefany Fajardo for the past 2 months. Stefany is a ninth grader at the Lyons Community School in Brooklyn who loves being silly, hanging out with her friends, and learning about Biology and Archaelogy (how awesome is that!). It’s 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, Stefany and I have been working on getting involved in afterschool activities and making sure she's on time for school. In the short time I have gotten to know her, I have learned that English is not her first language and that she moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic 3 years ago and has had to overcome issues like language barriers, moving into a new school, and making new friends which is by no means an easy feat. The first time we ever met she was reading excerpts from Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. She is one smart cookie, but more importantly an exceptional human being who is caring, attentive, and makes everyone around her smile.
Help iMentor by supporting my page today. Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Stefany 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.
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.