2009 Startups – iMentor

Aditi Gupta, Class of 2009

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success. In NYC, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the schools receives a mentor. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to help nonprofits run effective programs in the iMentor model. Since 1999, iMentor has connected over 11,000 students with mentors. This year, iMentor is serving over 3,000 mentor-mentee pairs in NYC and over 2,000 more nationwide.

Aditi has been volunteering with an amazing organization called iMentor since 2010 and joined their Young Executive Board in 2012. It is one of the fastest growing and most innovative youth-development programs in the country. If you live in NYC, consider becoming a mentor!