iMentor Visits OneNine

On May 22nd, 2008, OneNine opened its main office to local New York high school students in the iMentor program. These students and their mentors were able to speak with programmers and artists, producers and designers, and saw up close demonstrations on the process of making video games.

Since 1999, iMentor has been cultivating relationships between young people and volunteer adult mentors through an innovative combination of e-mail correspondence and in-person meetings. To-date, iMentor has matched over 5,000 mentor-mentee pairs, partnering with 30 NYC schools and after school programs in four of New York City's five boroughs.

iMentor proves that (1) even the busiest, most successful New Yorkers have time to be quality mentors and that (2) formal mentoring programs can flourish in NYC's most isolated, low-income, and underserved communities. iMentor uses mentoring to bridge the divide between New York City's eclectic communities, creating unique and dynamic relationships that would not have been possible without the program.