Summer Events Round-Up
Though mentors and mentees aren’t required to meet at the iMentor office when school is out, iMentor made it possible for them to participate in fun, free summer activities this year by encouraging them to attend in iMentor-identified events in New York City.
In early July, female pairs met at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn to sew and design their very own drawstring grocery bags. Throughout the summer, pairs traveled to various cultural landmarks such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Bronx Zoo, the Brooklyn Museum and the New York Aquarium on pay-what-you-wish admission days, where they were greeted by iMentor program coordinators. On these days, pairs were free to leave the larger group and structure their own afternoons.
To close the summer, mentees who recently graduated from high school visited with their mentors for the last time before starting college on Manhattan’s West Side. They walked The High Line, a public park built on an historic, elevated freight rail line, and chatted about the exciting changes ahead.
As the new school year begins, we wish continued success to our high school mentees as well as our mentees who are beginning their college careers! We hope you all had a fun and restful summer.
iMentor needs your help finding 200 more great male mentors! Our new mentees will start school in just a few weeks and by signing up and spreading the word, you can help us ensure they’ll have the support they need to get off to a great start. Sign up to become a mentor by September 15! http://www.imentor.org/become-a-mentor