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This section will allow you to hear directly from our pairs who drive all the work we do.

Articles

Mentor Wisdom: The Seven Things I Learned Since Becoming a Mentor
Quinton Mudd and his mentee Ismael were matched at the beginning of Ismael’s junior year in high school in the iMentor NYC mentoring program. Ismael was an average student who was interested in college but wasn’t exactly pulling the grad...
College Success Story: Julia and Debbie
As a young adult growing up on New York City's Lower East Side, Julia had a lot of ambition but didn't initially envision college as part of her future. Her mentor, Debbie, helped change all of that. Now, Julia is the first in her family to ...
The Long Game: Quinton and Ismael
Ismael was a high school junior when he was matched with his mentor, Quinton. Join them as they navigate obstacles and celebrate triumphs, and watch the transformative impact that a mentor can have on a young adult, especially when he’s i...
The Road to College with Kevin and Bart
When Kevin told his mentor, Bart, that he was going to take a bus from New York to Philadelphia to move into his college dorm, Bart had other ideas. After working with Kevin for two years to make sure he got into his dream school, the University of ...
Evelyn & Abbe talk about their mentoring experience
Evelyn & Abbe are a pair in the NYC iMentor program. They recently participated in a panel at the iMentor Interactive Conference to share their experiences. ...
The Freshman Year of College
Mentees who are in their freshman year of college talk with their mentors about how college is different from high school, the advice that got them through their first semester, and the lessons they are using to make their second semester...
Kevin and Adam
When Kevin was in high school, he says that his mentor, Adam, was the only person he could talk to about planning for college. Adam accompanied Kevin to a college fair, helped him with his applications, and supported him as he prepared for the SAT. ...
Danny and Joe
Joe has been Danny's mentor since Danny was a freshman in high school. In this audio slideshow, Danny reads the letter he wrote to Joe before heading to college. This resource can be used in the classroom with students during mentee orienta...
Anna and Bukky
On paper, Oluwabukola looks like the kind of student who doesn't need much in the way of mentoring. Bukky, as she is called by friends and family, is a high-achieving student in her sophomore year at Binghamton University. In addition to ma...