icouldbe.org Board Members, Greg Rutstein and Elliot Zibel commit to bring mentoring to Connecticut!

A new commitment from two of icouldbe.org’s board members brings Connecticut to over 50% towards the state goal in our 50 State Campaign!

Greg Rutstein and Elliot Zibel are long-time friends who grew up together in West Hartford, Connecticut.  As board members and advocates of icouldbe.org, they have decided to become our CT Campaign Champions.

Their commitment comes from their knowledge that while they had many opportunities and plenty of resources available to them in West Hartford, their peers just a few miles away in Hartford lived in a completely different world  — a world that didn’t always provide the same benefits.  Now, as successful businessmen, Elliot and Greg are giving back.  They want to level the playing field for kids growing up in the tough neighborhoods of Hartford by launching an icouldbe.org mentoring program.  For young people to have access to mentors to guide them through their challenging high school years and help them make real plans for their future post-secondary educational and career opportunities, we can all work to build positive, fulfilled lives.

Together, Elliot and Greg are spreading the word about online mentoring to their families, friends and colleagues.  They know that icouldbe.org can lower dropout rates, provide needed support to each individual student served and improve each student’s confidence and academic performance.

In addition to being a CT Campaign Champion, Elliot has also committed donated $4,000 – half of the initial goal for the entire state of Connecticut!  That means Elliot will provide a dollar-for dollar match on the first $4,000 we raise from the residents and supporters of our Connecticut based campaign. As of today, we need to raise a remaining $3,970 in order to launch a brand new mentoring program in Connecticut!   

If you are from Connecticut, make your donation today and spread the word!

If you live in another state and want your community to be the first to reach the $8,000 goal, contact us today and we can help you get started.  Contact Jeremy Weinstein at Jeremy@icouldbe.org to learn how to become a champion for your state.

A huge thank you to Greg and Elliot for providing this generous support to icouldbe.org. We love their story, and are so pleased they are part of the icouldbe.org team.


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