iMentor NYC and BOSS Visit Citi for Career-Connected Learning Event

On March 13, high schoolers from iMentor NYC and the Business of Sports School (BOSS) visited Citi headquarters for a day of workshops and tours. This event is part of iMentor’s career-connected learning curriculum, which provides firsthand exposure to a variety of industries.

Citi is among iMentor’s most longstanding partners, with over 500 employees volunteering more than 30,000 hours as mentors in the program since 2009. Additionally, Citi Foundation has invested over $4M in iMentor’s growth through the Pathways to Progress initiative, directly enabling our program to nationally scale to serve youth in NYC, Chicago, and Baltimore.

“We were so excited to host iMentor students from the Business of Sports School, which is right in Citi’s backyard. We felt it was important to teach skills that are applicable to the students’ daily lives, and what better skill to teach than how to build a budget, especially as they will soon be graduating from high school and heading off to higher education and beyond. Through Citi volunteer hours and Citi Foundation philanthropy, we have proudly supported iMentor since 2009 and we’re delighted to continue to grow this collaboration,” says Serena Elavia, VP, Digital Product Manager, Services @ Citi and iMentor Volunteer Ambassador.

Citi volunteers led a workshop on financial literacy, focusing on budgeting and savings to foster positive money management behaviors post-high school. Such activities allow iMentor partners to spark interest in their field for these young leaders and expand their opportunities as they explore college and careers.

To learn more about partnering with iMentor NYC to support students, email Krista Njapa, Managing Director, Corporate and Community Partnerships, at [email protected].