Welcome to my 2013 Online Donor Drive page. [Actual photo with my mentee coming soon!]
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 Yasmin for the past 6 months: the first of a 3-4 year relationship. Yasmin is a junior at the Secondary School for Law. She is the sweetest, brightest, and most engaging young woman I have met. 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, Yasmin and I have been working on getting her ready for the SATs, picking out the right colleges to which she will apply, and looking into volunteer opportunites for her (she loves animals like I do, and may volunteer at an animal shelter in the future). I've already seen Yasmin's interest in college and her dedication to studies increase- and she was already an excellent student. I can't imagine any school not thinking she would be a tremendous asset to their student body!
Help iMentor by supporting my page today. Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Yasmin 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, $20 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.