Description & History
iMentor matches adult volunteers one-on-one with high school students based on their shared career or personal interests. Mentors exchange regular email with their mentees -- sharing advice and experiences (e.g. on college and careers), and acting as supportive friends.
Mentors are also required to meet their mentee in person at least five times a year at iMentor sponsored events.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, and must live AND work in the New York City metropolitan area. We are looking for volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds to accommodate the interests of our students.
We are looking for new Mentors for our 2011-2012 season.
Apply to be a Mentor today! Visit our website at www.imentor.org.
Mentor was founded in 1999 by hedge-fund manager John Griffin (Blue Ridge Capital), and two civil rights attorneys, Rich Buery and Matt Klein.
The program began with 49 students in one school in the South Bronx. In just over six years of operation, iMentor has provided mentors to more than 2,000 young people from over 30 NYC schools and after school programs. Annually, iMentor serves 900+ young people from some of New York City's most under-served and low income communities.