The Magic of Mentoring:
Celebrating 25 Years of Mentoring Moments
Our Beginning Moment
iMentor was founded in 1999 by John Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital, and two public-interest lawyers, Richard Buery and Matt Klein, who believed in the power of mentoring and the impact of providing young people with equitable access to a college education. Over the past 25 years, we’ve expanded to three regions, 23 partner programs, and served over 42,000 students.
See Our Impact
nearly 1 in 5 mentors return to mentor again
New York City
iMentor NYC expanded from a single school in the Bronx with 49 mentees to 11 partner schools. It serves 3,000 students each year and has become the largest mentoring organization that partners with NYC public schools. Throughout its growth, iMentor NYC has fostered several impactful corporate partnerships, including Citi, PWC, EY, and Morgan Stanley, which have cultivated hundreds of employees as mentors and board members.
In our efforts to reach young people everywhere, iMentor launched Partner Programs in 2007 to support non-profit organizations to build their capacity. Since then, we have partnered with 84 organizations to impact the lives of 18,000+ students in local communities across the country.
iMentor Bay Area launched in 2016. Over the past seven years iMentor Bay Area has proudly served more than 1,300 students in Oakland and San Jose.
iMentor Baltimore launched in 2019, serving over serving over 200 students in its initial year and matching its 300th mentor in 2022. iMentor Baltimore recently celebrated its five-year anniversary with Governor Wes Moore and First Lady Dawn Moore to commemorate its commitment to serving the youth of Maryland.
Our Celebration Moment
Save the Date:
New York City, 2024