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We need your votes!

Remember a few weeks ago, when we posted about our partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a new eMentoring program for Aboriginal youth?

Well, that very same program has been selected as 1 of 16 finalists for the Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.

The most exciting part is that the awards are given based on community opinion. This means that voting determines who receive the awards. This is an great way to involve the public and have them acknowledge amazing work in their community.

Please show your support by voting online for eMentoring BEFORE March 21, 2012.

Also, please spread the word to your co-workers, friends, family and your social networks. We hope you take this opportunity to help and UBC achieve another eMentoring milestone!

TO VOTE, simply:

–          Visit:

–          Scroll down to find “Aboriginal eMentoring BC” in the list of 16 finalists and click on the checkmark

–          You will be asked to create an account by filling in some basic info OR by signing in via your Facebook account (both are quick and easy)

–          If you create an account, you will get an email requesting you to confirm your vote by clicking on a URL

Please also pass on this message and post the voting link on your Twitter or Facebook:



iPad Giveaway!

Two weeks left for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in our 50 State Campaign

These three states are so close to reaching their goals of $8,000 for new online mentoring programs. There’s only two weeks left to donate, and we really need your help. So we’ve decided to kick off our most exciting giveaway yet! With every $10 donation you make, you will be entered to win a free iPad!

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Head to our 50 State Campaign site and choose New York, New Jersey or Connecticut on the map.

2. Make a donation of $10. If you donate $20, you will be entered twice. $30, three times (and so on).

3. You’ll automatically be entered to win a free iPad. We will announce the winner on Friday, July 22nd.

When you make a donation, you are bringing a state that much closer to starting a mentoring program in a local school. The online mentoring program has been proven to lower dropout rates, provide needed support to each individual student served and improve a student’s confidence and academic performance. Don’t forget: when you make a donation, you can also vote for the school that YOU think needs a mentoring program the most in that state.

So go ahead, make your donation and earn your chance to win!

(Which state do you think will be first to bring a brand new online mentoring program to a local public school?)

Winner of a one night’s stay to Vermont’s Essex Resort & Spa!

We’re happy to announce that Ann McNulty Ammerman is the winner of our giveaway: one free night’s stay at Vermont’s beautiful Essex Resort & Spa!

Please email Alicia at to make arrangements.

Thank you so much for your support of NY’s campaign for a new local mentoring program!

Donate $1 (or more) to our 50 State Campaign to bring to every state in the country, and you could win one of these fun prizes!







Last week we introduced a contest to win Lake Champlain Valentine’s Day Chocolates. (By the way, there’s still time to enter to win this gift – a value of $50.) All you have to do is go to our campaign site and donate just a $1 to your state to be entered to win. If you donate $2, we’ll enter you twice – and upwards, to a maximum of 100 entries for only a $100 tax-deductible donation.

We will continue giving away some really great prizes that have been donated by a few really generous companies. Here’s a list of products we’ll be offering for giveaways in the coming weeks:

Each week, we will choose one random winner from the pool of donors to our 50 State Campaign.

Keep checking back to our blog, because we’ll continue to add great prizes that you could win with only a $1 donation!

Where is your donation going? When you make a donation to your state through our 50 State Campaign, you are helping us that much closer to bringing’s online mentoring program to kids in need right in your home state. Each state only needs to raise $8,000 to bring into the lives of kids who need caring adults in their lives. When your state raises the $8,000, you get to vote for the school you thinks deserves the program most.

Online mentoring can work to decrease the nation’s dropout rate – and we know there are schools in every state that need our program. Won’t you make a donation today?

Give a dollar to our mentoring campaign, and enter to win Lake Champlain Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

As you might have known, we recently kicked off a 50 state campaign that aims to bring online mentoring to at least one school in every state. Things are heating up, so we thought we’d keep it exciting and make an offer to all of YOU!

Head over to our campaign site and give a dollar to your state between now and Friday, February 11th – and you will be automatically entered to win a variety of Valentine’s Day goodies from Lake Champlain Chocolates! Feel like giving two dollars? Then you’ll be entered TWICE! Three dollars? Three entries! You get the idea. (Maximum: 100 entries)

All you have to do is:

  1. Visit the site.
  2. Click on your state.
  3. Make a donation!

We will announce the winner the Friday, February 11th. Thanks to Lake Champlain Chocolates for their generous contribution!

Keep checking back… we’ll have more giveaways coming very soon.

Mashable Awards

The 4th annual Mashable Awards are well underway, and this year we’re trying to get in on the fun! is nominating ourselves for “Must Follow Non-Profit” – hey there is no shame in tooting your own horn, right?  Here are just three reasons why we think we deserve a nomination:

  • brings ONLINE mentoring to at risk teenagers across the United States
  • surrounds each student with a team of five caring adults to help them do well and persist in high school, explore careers, prepare for college and learn to manage finances.
  • We are in the process of launching a nationwide social campaign to raise awareness and funds so an icouldbe classroom can be found in all 50 states

Mashable is an online publication that reports news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.  They currently have over 30 million page views per month. Previously, the awards were called The Open Web Awards. For more details on the awards, click here.

To nominate icouldbe, click here.  You have to act quick, as submissions will be accepted only until November 29, 2010.   You can nominate in each category once per day.

Thanks for your consideration.

Vote for icouldbe!

Chase is enlisting Facebook users, now totaling more than 300 million, to vote for small and local nonprofits to receive donations totaling $5 million. The eligible charity receiving the most votes will be awarded $1 million, the top five runners-up will receive $100,000 each and the 100 finalists, including the top winners, will be awarded $25,000 each.

Everyone is able to vote for a total of 20 charities – why not use one of your votes for Icouldbe has helped over 15,000 students get mentoring to discover and reach their career and educational dreams – we’d love to help another 15,000 more this year.

Follow this link to vote for us, as well as vote for your favorite organizations: