Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy


199 Water Street8th FloorNew York, NY 10038 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students to graduate high school, succeed in college and career, and achieve their ambitions.


iMentor matches high school students (mentees) one-on-one with volunteer adult mentors based on shared career and personal interests. Matched in relationships ranging from a minimum of two years to a maximum of 4 years, mentor-mentee pairs cultivate their relationship employing a combination of weekly written messages and monthly in-person meetings.

iMentor is changing the face of youth mentoring. iMentor proves that (1) even the busiest, most successful New Yorkers have time to be quality mentors and that (2) formal mentoring increases the rate at which young people graduate from college, which benefits not only them as individuals, but society at large.

iMentor uses mentoring to bridge the divide between New York City’s diverse communities, creating unique and dynamic relationships that would not have been possible without the program. By exposing both mentors and mentees to new facets of their shared city, iMentor facilitates meaningful connections, empowering youth with the skills and resources critical for personal, academic, and career success.

Every student deserves a champion.

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