New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
icouldbe.org and G-Team (http://www.groupon.com/g-team), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local fundraising campaign to bring an online mentoring program to a New York City high school classroom.
The online mentoring campaign will be available on Groupon New York City’s G-Team campaign page beginning on Tuesday, November 1st and running through Thursday, November 3rd. Utilizing G-Team’s collective action model, Groupon followers can pledge support for the online mentoring initiative in increments of $10. When donations total $650, icouldbe.org will provide an online mentoring program to a New York City high school classroom. Each additional $10 raised will go toward the cost of starting an online mentoring program for another classroom.
“We are excited to employ the collective action model of G-Team to raise support for New York in this campaign,” said Kate Schrauth, Executive Director at icouldbe.org. “We look forward to creating new awareness for icouldbe.org on G-Team.”
100% of the G-Team campaign proceeds will be used to provide an online mentoring program for a New York City high school classroom.
icouldbe.org first launched the 50 State Campaign in late 2010, with a goal of placing its award-winning mentoring program in one school in every state. This G-Team campaign will raise the needed funds for New York, making the state the first to reach its goal. More than $22,000 has already been raised nationwide.
icouldbe.org is an award-winning online mentoring program connecting high school students from diverse communities with mentors from across the country, cultivating meaningful relationships between students and e-mentors, to explore their interests and dreams for the future. Since 2000, icouldbe.org has used their research-backed curriculum to help 20,000 students discover their passions and take action to realize their career and educational goals. To learn more about icouldbe.org’s services or to become a mentor yourself, log onto http://www.icouldbe.org.
G-Team, launched in July 2010 in Chicago, features a weekly local campaign in more than 65 markets nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. G-Team uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about G-Team and how to become a featured organization, visit http://www.groupon.com/g-team. To subscribe to Groupon, visit http://www/groupon.com.
Alicia De Martini
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