I got involved with iMentor last year, and have had a phenomenal experience with both my mentees Brian and Alije. Helping these high school kids navigate the college application process has been rewarding in its own right, and better yet we’ve become genuine friends. I recognize the cliché, but really do feel like I'm learning more from them than they’re learning from me.
I really don’t like fundraising, but I'm asking for a donation, because this is a cause I really stand behind, and can say with full confidence that this organization is making a meaningful difference. At the broad level the statistics on mentored student graduation rates are convincing, and at the individual level it's been so neat to make a real connection and help Brian an Alije with the college process.
It’s been a busy month, and I've procrastinated on this - the fundraiser ends soon! If you feel like helping out, do it as soon as possible. Any donation you are able to make will be helpful and huge thank you in advance for your support.
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.