Put the "Men" Back in Mentoring
Pencils are sharpened. Notebooks are open. Supplies are labeled. But more than 200 boys are still waiting for one last thing before they can complete their school checklists.
It’s not the latest pair of limited edition sneakers. It’s a mentor.
Every year, students at our partner schools in New York City buzz with anticipation about who their mentor will be. Where does he work? Does he have glasses? What does he look like? Does he look like me?
We think he looks like you.
You already have the skills to be a great mentor—all you need is a positive outlook, compassion, and enthusiasm. We’ll help you be as effective as possible. iMentor provides a full-time staff member solely devoted to the success of your mentoring relationship. So you don’t have to do this alone.
You will be able to be a sounding board for your mentee. You can help him explore colleges and complete his applications. You can help build his writing and social skills. You can help him become the man he wants to be. You can achieve all of this by committing about six hours a month—half in person and half online—to mentoring a high school student.
Thanks to an impressive and overwhelming response from female volunteers in recent weeks, we have reached our quota for female mentors for our mentees this fall. But historically, men have volunteered at lower rates than women. And this year, our male students outnumber their female counterparts, creating an urgent need for more male volunteers. The boys in our program are committed to finding success and are looking for great role models like you.
Help give our students a great start, and apply to become a mentor today. We’re looking forward to having you join us!