As the 2011-2012 school year gets underway, iMentor is proud to welcome three new schools, their students, and hundreds of new mentors into our New York City Program. This is an exciting year of growth, as we are also launching two new curriculum programs that focus on college success and provide clear benchmarks for successful mentoring relationships.
Our new partner schools are the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) NYC College Prep Program in Harlem; Williamsburg Prep in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and Secondary School for Law (SSL) based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
With the addition of these schools, and the partners we will add in the New Year, iMentor is on track to reach a total of 2,400 New York-based high school students.
“We’re excited to welcome these three schools, along with hundreds of their students, to the iMentor network and launch our two new programs to support college readiness for New York area students,” said our CEO, Mike O’Brien. “The addition of these programs is enhancing our proven mentoring model, which continues to have a positive impact on our community. We are excited to provide more mentors to help a greater number of high school students achieve high school and college success.”
iMentor’s two new college success programs, focusing on readiness and success, further strengthen iMentor’s robust high-school graduation and college preparatory programs. These programs are urgently needed, as almost half of low-income students who enroll in college will not re-enroll in the second year.
The key to helping kids succeed and implementing our programs successfully are our mentors. We are proud to have nearly 1,200 dedicated mentors returning from last year—some continuing their mentoring relationships from last year, and many meeting a new student to work with in the years ahead. We are still looking for male mentors to volunteer beginning in February at our new partner schools. Sign up or recruit someone today!