iMentor blogs about Citi volunteers' support.
By Citi August 22, 2011 10:23 AM
iMentor, currently pairing 1,800 New York professionals with local public high school students, recently blogged about the commitment of Citi volunteers to its College Success program. More than 40 Citi employees have provided 1,350 hours of volunteer service to iMentor this year, working on various activities with their mentees such as college and scholarship applications, making a successful transition in their freshman year of college, writing resumes and practicing interview skills.
The blog post captured the strength of the mentor-mentee relationships that develop. As Patrick Curley, a VP at Citi, told the blog about his third two-year match, "I can honestly say that [my mentee] is an exceptional kid -- always smiling, selfless and always looking for ways to help others. Not seeing [him] graduate and go off to college is not an option as far as I am concerned, so he and I are focused on getting him all the resources he needs to finish school and get into a top college."
Citi volunteers are working with students across New York City, but have a particularly strong presence at ACORN Community High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where 20 Citi volunteers are matched for three and a half years, from sophomore year of high school through freshman year of college. More information about the program, which aims to match 2,400 pairs this year, is available at www.imentor.org.