Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of iMentor’s 100 Mentor Pledge
This January, just in time for National Mentoring Month, iMentor is celebrating the anniversary of our 100 Mentor Pledge, a corporate mentor-recruitment initiative that Mayor Bloomberg announced in his 2012 State of the City Address. Through the Pledge, 10 leading companies committed to recruit 100 of their employees to serve as mentors for high school students in low-income communities.
In the first year of the pledge, our partners have reached their recruitment benchmarks on the path to securing 100 mentors each. Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley have already reached or surpassed the 100-mentor goal. We’re proud that this school year, one-third of our 2,400 mentors are employees from our Pledge companies.
Joan Steinberg, Head of Community Affairs at Morgan Stanley, shared her excitement about the Pledge last year: “We are so proud to have helped iMentor get its start more than a decade ago. Then as now, our employees have embraced the opportunity to share key skills with New York City students, positioning these young people for greater academic and professional success.”
We are pleased to recognize the efforts of the 100 Mentor Pledge Companies over the last year, without which our work would not be possible: Accenture, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young LLP, Goldman Sachs, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Morgan Stanley, and UBS. We are thrilled to watch the inspiring results of their involvement unfold in the lives of our mentees for years to come, who benefit each day from their mentors’ positive reinforcement and unwavering support.