Mentoring Works. Help me reach my goal so that many more underserved youth can be connected to caring mentors.
As many of you know, I volunteer for an wonderful organization called iMentor. I am sure most of you have had someone in your life you consider a role model, a mentor, or simply someone you can go to for advice and guidance, someone who broadens your world, and in the case of these young people, someone who in turn broadens ours. My Mentee lives and goes to High School in the Bronx. This is a pic of her first visit to the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan before we got together at the iMentor Drop-In Center.
iMentor connects New York City professionals with high school students from low-income communities, creating the foundation and support for high-impact mentoring relationships. The success of iMentor is demonstrated by the fact that 92% of eligible mentees graduated from high school after the 2009 program year (compared to New York City’s average graduation rate of 60.7%), and 82% enrolled in college. This year alone, iMentor will match 1,200 young people with 1,200 mentors in New York City – connecting professionals seeking a meaningful volunteer commitment with the young people who benefit so significantly from mentoring relationships. In order to do this we need your help. I know that times are tough for everyone but if you are looking to donate to a worthy cause, here it is.
Please consider making a donation to help me reach my goal. To learn more about iMentor, visit their website at www.imentor.org.
P.S. I am competing against other mentors so check out the Leader Board (http://www.razoo.com/p/iMentor-Online-Donor-Drive) periodically to see if I make the cut. Also feel free to pass this message along to your friends. Every bit helps!