Mentor2.0 Graduation Celebration

Mentor2.0 Graduation Celebration

About This Campaign

In 2014, 70 high school freshmen at South Valley Academy (SVA) were matched with volunteer mentors from the around the Albuquerque community as part of the Mentor2.0 program. 100% of these students qualify for free lunch and 98% are minorities.

During their four years together, these students have built strong lasting relationships with mentors. Mentor-mentee pairs have written weekly correspondence and have attended monthly events. Mentors have helped students to plan for their post-secondary lives; together they have worked on creating a growth mindset, social capital, perseverance and grit, critical thinking, self-advocacy and optimism for their future. During four years, volunteers have met them for events to teach them about budgeting, to help them apply for scholarships, and to share their college and career experience. Mentors have even volunteered to bring students lunch, to tutor them in school subjects, to attend their sports games, plays and in-class presentations.

This April, these 70 students will graduate from SVA and from the Mentor2.0 program. To say thank you to mentors, and to send these seniors off to college with a bang, we would like to host a Mentor2.0 Graduation Celebration. Often, we donate to support a deficiency in our community but rarely do we think to support and celebrate our triumphs.

Please consider sharing a small gift to celebrate the accomplishments of these mentors and their students! Please help support this cause by sharing this page on social media!
  • Campaign by Megan Jiron

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships• Avoidance of risky behaviors• Educational success.

Our Programs Start Something.  Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are: •more confident in their schoolwork performance•able to get along better with their families•46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs•27% less likely to begin using alcohol•52% less likely to skip school.

  1. Corinne  Carmony
    Corinne Carmony gave a $50 donation
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  2. Kenneth Kashuba
    Kenneth Kashuba gave a $26.38 donation
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  3. Omar Ruiz
    Omar Ruiz gave a $112.92 donation
    4 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Muchas gracias por tu generosidad, Omar Ruiz! Mis estudiantes lo agradecerán!

      4 months ago · Like
  4. Danielle Jones
    Danielle Jones gave a $26.38 donation
    4 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you Danielle! You're amazing!

      4 months ago · Like
  5. Justine Andrews
    Justine Andrews gave a $52.45 donation
    5 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you for your generosity, Justine!

      4 months ago · Like
  6. Yvonne Petrova
    Yvonne Petrova gave a donation
    5 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you so much, Yvonne! You're awesome!

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  7. Jorge Gonzales
    Jorge Gonzales gave a $52.45 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you so much, Jorge! :)

      5 months ago · Like
  8. Marissa Lopez
    Marissa Lopez gave a $31.60 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you for your generosity, Marissa!

      6 months ago · Like
  9. Serina Apodaca-Peckham
    Serina Apodaca-Peckham gave a $52.45 donation
    This experience has been meaningful to me!
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you Serina! You're awesome!

      6 months ago · Like
  10. Mary Carter
    Mary Carter gave a $26.39 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you Mary! You're the best!

      6 months ago · Like
  11. John Rush Pierce
    John Rush Pierce gave a $100 donation
    It has been so fun and meaningful for me to participate in this program. I wish for its continued success!
    6 months ago · Like
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you Rush! You inspire me. Truly.

      6 months ago · Like
  12. An anonymous donation of $21.17 has been made
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you for your generosity!

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  13. Alisha Keenan gave a $52.45 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  14. Ben Keesey
    Ben Keesey gave a $26.39 donation
    Keep up the good work
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  15. Ananda Robie
    Ananda Robie gave a $104.59 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Lauren Brandt
    Your dedications and commitment to always work in the service of others is inspiring to me. Love you!
    6 months ago · Like
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Mee too! Thank you Ananda! And thank you Lauren! You're both awesome!

      6 months ago · Like
  16. Linda Gutierrez
    Linda Gutierrez gave a $52.45 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  17. Miriam Komaromy
    Miriam Komaromy gave a $200 donation
    It has been such a rewarding experience for Julie and me to support Teresa and Ari at SVA as they have blossomed during their high school years. It has also been a pleasure to work with the amazing Megan Jiron! --Miriam Komaromy and Julie Rosen
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you so much Miriam and Julie!

      6 months ago · Like
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      The impact that you both have had on your mentees is immeasurable! You inspire me to TRY to influence positive change in this world until my last breath!

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  22. Sharon Helms
    Sharon Helms gave a $50 donation
    Proud of all your hard work & unselfish giving Heather
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you Sharon! I agree, Heather is awesome!!

      6 months ago · Like
  23. Lia Kashdan
    Lia Kashdan gave a $52.45 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Yomara Perez
    6 months ago · Like
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you, Lia! You give me hope!

      6 months ago · Like
  24. Danielle  Cotugno
    Danielle Cotugno gave a $104.59 donation
    Congrats, South Valley Academy Class of 2018!!!!
    6 months ago · Like
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Woot Woot! We're almost there! Thank you, Danielle!

      6 months ago · Like
  25. Heather Mechler
    Heather Mechler gave a $26.39 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Martha Rico
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  26. Deuane Hoffman
    Deuane Hoffman gave a $25 donation
    Best of luck in your future endeavors!
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Megan Jiron
      Megan Jiron

      Thank you so much! You inspire me!

      6 months ago · Like
  27. Paulita Aguilar
    Paulita Aguilar gave a $52.45 donation
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  28. Noreen Kramme
    Noreen Kramme gave a $21.17 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  29. PHILLIP OPPEDAHL
    PHILLIP OPPEDAHL gave a $100 donation
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  30. An anonymous donation of $53.03 has been made
    6 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.