iMentor Welcomes Seven New School Partners in New York City
iMentor is pleased to announce the addition of seven new partner schools to our community this academic year, allowing us to bring the iMentor NYC program to a total of 19 public high schools across four New York City boroughs. Through our new partnerships with these schools and our 13 existing school partnerships, iMentor is expanding its programs to match 2,400 students from low-income communities with mentors this fall.
Our new school partners include the High School for Service and Learning at Erasmus, the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media, and Lyons Community School in Brooklyn; the Academy for Software Engineering, Frederick Douglass Academy II, and Manhattan Bridges High School in Manhattan; and Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx.
All of our partner schools provide teacher and staff support to the program, make space in the class schedule to accommodate the “iMentor session” led by our program coordinators, and ensure students have access to computer labs so they can read and compose weekly e-mails to their mentors. Mentor-mentee pairs at our new and established school partners will be exchanging their first emails this month. They’ll also soon meet in person at an iMentor event to become more acquainted with one another and begin working toward iMentor’s curriculum goals.
Tailored to the unique challenges students face each school year, our curriculum goals are geared specifically toward helping students reach the key milestones that will enable them to successfully navigate the college applications process, graduate high school college-ready, and transition to college with the tools they need to thrive, academically and personally.
We’re thrilled to start the year with these 19 schools and look forward to supporting our mentors and mentees every step of the way as they establish trust, identify goals, and build strong relationships.
This fall, we urgently need 100 more men to join our network of New York City professionals who are empowering students from low-income communities to succeed in college. Sign up to become a mentor today.