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The IML Mentors are teenage volunteers from across the U.S. who have experience helping younger kids. Whatever you're going through, chances are, they've been there as well...and not too long ago!

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Female mentor Alison

About Me:
I live with my Mom, Dad, sister, and brother. I have a second sister, but she lives in another state with her husband and kids. I don't see her very often. I play soccer and I love to dance, and act. My sister and I usually make up our dance moves on our trampoline in our backyard.

Hobbies:
I like to play soccer, dance, act, read, shop, watch TV or movies, hang out with friends, and so much more.

Favorite...
Music: I like various types of music. I like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Hannah Montana, and a lot more.
TV Shows: "Life with Derek," "Hannah Montana," "Law and Order SVU," "Degrassi"
Movies: "Step Up," "Legally Blonde," "Clueless," "Mean Girls," "She's the Man," "National Treasure" (I can't wait for the second one), "High School Musical," "John Tucker Must Die," and a lot more.
Book: The "Sweep" series by Cate Tiernan, The "Private" series by Kate Brian, The "Clique" series by Lisi Harrison and much more.

Goals:
My goal is to become an elementary school teacher and make a difference in people's lives. Another goal is to not live in Woodville, FL all my life! My dream is live out West around Arizona.

Female mentor
Angelie

About Me:
I’m a teenager trying to live life to the fullest. I’m an only child, but my parents are contemplating the possibility of adopting a child, so I am definitely excited! In place of a sibling, however, I have an older cousin that has guided me through the vicissitudes of teenage-life and school. Hopefully, I can give back as an IML mentor. :) I love hanging out with my weirdo friends, and I love to laugh!

Hobbies:
I enjoy composing haikus (a Japanese form of poetry) and freestyle poetry. I am also in a mentoring program at the school down my street, and I love to create abstract paintings because the shapes and colors can be as unrealistic as you want them to be. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be the next Picasso!

Favorite...
Singers: Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, and Amy Grant (please tell me you’ve heard of these people!)
TV Shows: “I Love Lucy,” “Andy Griffith,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” and “The Nanny”; older shows are my faves!
Movies: “Legally Blonde,” “Get Smart,” “The Blind Side,” and “Miss Congeniality”
Novels/Short Stories: “Fahrenheit 451,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “The Necklace,” “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Twilight,” and “A Little Princess.”

Goals:
To come up with more goals! I’m not much of a person who plans ahead. :) But I suppose it would be great to someday find someone who loves me for my abilities rather than my looks.

Female mentor Carren

About Me:
I am home schooled, but I take my classes on the Internet with different teachers. I live in Woodville, Florida (right outside of Tallahassee) with my Mom. I've only met my dad once when I was about 11, and the visit only lasted about 45 minutes, so I don't remember much about him. I also live with my dog, Isabel, and a bunny named "Mr. Bun Bun." I can't complain about being an only child because we live with 4 family friends in our house, too.

Hobbies:
I like reading, watching movies, talking on the telephone, and eating pizza. My favorite and most common hobby, though, is learning. I have to stay busy, so I work a lot too, volunteering at our local elementary school.

Favorite...
Music: 60s and 70s Rock -N- Roll, Latin music (Tejano especially) like Selena and I LOVE Shakira, and my favorite pop artist is Christina Aguilera (ok, and maybe Enrique Iglesias).
TV Show: Friends, Charmed, TRL and Fear Factor
Movies: Selena, The Sound of Music, Miss Congeniality
Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
School Subject: Social Studies
Color: Blue

Goals:
My goal is to become an elementary school teacher and make a difference in people's lives. Another goal is to not live in Woodville, FL all my life! My dream is live out West around Arizona.

Female mentor CinKay

About Me:
I live in a small town in South Carolina; we moved there from Texas when I was 9. I play acoustic guitar, baritone, cello, and harmonica. If you think that's enough music…it's not, for me! I've been writing music since I was about 12 years old and I can never be caught without my iPod. I'm a Catholic and will be Confirmed as a Catholic in 2011.

Favorite...
Music: Leeland, Superchick, Stellar Kart, Barlowgirl, Me in Motion, Fireflight, Owl City, Beethoven, Bach, and many others. I mostly just love Christian, Rock, Country, Classical, and Techno.
TV Show: "Arthur," "Degrassi," "Glee," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "Mythbusters" Movies: "Night in the Museum" (1 and 2), "John Tucker Must Die," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof"
Movies: "Facing the Giants," "Knowing," "Twilight," "She's the Man," "John Tucker Must Die," "Selena," "Grease," and lots of others.
Book: Anything by Melody Carlson, TTYL series, The Bible

Goals:
Ten years from now I see myself graduated from high school Columbia College (an all girl's college) with a degree in Music Education. I’d like to have a job teaching middle or high schoolers how to play music. If I'm not married or getting married I see myself starting off a music career as a Christian singer and going on tour with bands like Leeland and Barlowgirl, just spreading the word of God through music.

Female mentor Cyntianna

About Me:
I am the oldest of 5 kids. My sisters Joanna and Arianna are 15 and 8, and my brothers Wesley and Vincent are 10 and 9. They can be pretty cool, when they aren't busy driving me nuts. My best friend/boyfriend's name is Willie, he's also 16. He is really funny and cool and we've been friends since 6th grade. I was a writer for the Miami Herald's YO (Youth Only) section for 5 years, but the page got cut. Right now, I am working on starting my own newspaper called "The Middle Ages," for middle school students in Miami-Dade county.

Favorite...
TV Show: "CSI," "The Real World," and "I Love Lucy"
Movie: I love "Steel Magnolias," "Grease," and any old musicals.
Music: Gloria Estefan, Cher, Shakira...I like artists that are unique.
Book: "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White (I refuse to eat anything made from pigs because of it. No bacon, pepperoni, ham...nothing.)

Female mentor Danielle

About Me:
I live in Los Angeles, California with my mom, my dad, and my brother. We do almost everything together. I have been dancing since I was threeeverything from ballet to jazz and tap to hip hop. My friends and I love going to movies and chilling at each other's houses. My favorite thing to do is talk, no matter if it's on the phone or face to face (my friends sometimes call me Dan-yell!).

Hobbies:
I love to dance, play sports, see movies and watch television. I also love to write, especially poems!

Favorite...
Music: I love 'N Sync, especially Lance.

Goals:
I hope that one day I can make a difference in the world.

Female mentor Elizabeth

About Me:
My favorite subjects are History and English, and I'm very interested in the environment and such related topics as human rights. I live only with my mom and sister, as my father passed away when I was five from cancer.

Hobbies:
My hobbies include magic, writing, and horseback riding.

Favorite...
Book: "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough

Goals: I hope to one day be a professor or high school teacher.

Female mentor Emily

About Me:
I live with my mom, dad, and sister. I have a half brother, and sometimes he visita. I don't see him very often, though. I have a lot of experience with kids: I was a peer mediator every year in middle school, and I am a certified babysitter, which I use on a daily basis!! I race go-karts on Saturday nights, and love hanging out with my best buds!

Hobbies:
I enjoy reading (especially the Alice series!). I also enjoy racing go-karts -- I won the championship my 2nd year!!

Favorite...
Music: I like a few different kinds--mostly country. Hannah Montana, International Harvester, And the Crowd goes Wild, Shake it
TV Show: "Hannah Montana," "Full House," "Jon and Kate Plus 8," "Little People Big World," "Big Brother," "Drake and Josh," "George Lopez," "Home Improvement"
Movies: "The Game Plan," "Shrek the Third," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Evan Almighty," "RV"
Books: "The Last Dog on Earth," "My Side of the Mountain," "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"

Goals: My goal right now is to figure out what I'm passionate about and to live life to the fullest doing whatever that is!

Female mentor Hydie

About Me:
I was born and raised in Queens, NY but right now I live in New Haven, CT, where I go to college. I'm going to be an English major but I'm also interested in Asian American and Korean American issues. I love museums, crossword puzzles, foreign films, Broadway shows, photography, spoken word poetry, and snowboarding. When I need to relax, I also like to write or go running. I have one older sister and a pet turtle named Iggy.

Favorite...
TV Show: Alias, Gilmore Girls
Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Movies: Zoolander, Braveheart

Goals: My goal right now is to figure out what I'm passionate about and to live life to the fullest doing whatever that is!

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