Courtesy of @jeanprytyskacz, here is a press release about the fourth annual NYC Twestival — set for March 24 at Studio Twenty-One in Chelsea — the proceeds of which will go to support the nonprofit organization iMentor.
The 4th Annual NYC Twestival Will Support iMentor
Tickets Now On Sale For The 4th Annual NYC Twestival
On March 24, 2011
On Thurs. March 24, 2011, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to support local nonprofits by hosting events organized through social media. As one of the largest events of its kind in the world, Twestival demonstrates the power of social entrepreneurship — bringing individuals together to organize events in cities worldwide.
This year’s event will support a local charity or nonprofit in each city, and New York City has chosen iMentor as their supported nonprofit. The NYC Twestival committee will raise funds for and awareness of iMentor’s vitally important work in New York, connecting professional mentors with mentees from low-income neighborhoods. The NYC Twestival is an entirely volunteer-organized event and 100% of all ticket sales and donations will go directly to support the efforts of iMentor.
The NYC Twestival will be held at Studio Twenty One, a brand new lounge and event space in the heart of Chelsea. It will be a cash-bar event, featuring live DJ’s and various auctions and raffles. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Studio Twenty One
59 West 21st St,
New York, NY 10010
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://newyork.twestival.com or follow @NYCTwestival on Twitter.
Twestival (or Twitter Festival) is a global celebration; using social media for social good and the largest grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. All local events are organized entirely by volunteers and 100% of ticket sales and donations go direct to support a charity.
In 2009, Twestival Global was held in 202 cities around the world and over $250,000 was raised to support charity: water. In 2010, Twestivals were held in more than 300 cities and over $400,000 was raised to support Concern Worldwide. In 2010, the NYC Twestival had over 350 attendees and raised nearly $20,000 for Concern Worldwide, enabling Concern to send educational supplies and build schools in third world countries.
iMentor is the premier mentoring program in NYC. This year alone, iMentor will match 1,800 professionals in one-on-one relationships with students from low income neighborhoods in NYC. Through iMentor’s model, young people and volunteer adult mentors build their relationships through an innovative combination of e-mail correspondence and in-person meetings. In addition, iMentor is bringing our innovative model to thousands of students nationwide through our national program, iMentor Interactive. Mentoring relationships are changing the trajectory of mentees’ lives by helping them graduate high school and enroll in college. For additional information or to become a mentor, visit www.imentor.org.