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Interested in being a tutor and/or mentor to 8th and 9th grade girls? Virtual volunteers are needed!

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Unlocking Futures, Inc.

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Unlocking Futures, Inc.

By volunteering as a Tutor and/or Mentor at Unlocking Futures, you have the power to help open the door of possibilities at a critical point in young girls’ lives.

At Unlocking Futures, our goal is to aid in breaking generational cycles of poverty and ensure the educational success of all students. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on students, it is especially important this year to provide additional resources and mentorship to students in under-resourced school systems.

Since March 2020, we have transitioned our tutoring and mentoring programs to be completely online, using Zoom. As both a tutor and/or a mentor, you will be working with 8th and 9th-grade girls of color in New York City and the surrounding areas. We ask our volunteers to provide academic assistance and a nurturing context in which the girls are better able to successfully transition into high school.

Volunteer tutors will hold 45-90 minute tutoring sessions (one-to-one or group as needed) over Zoom every week, in which you will work together to complete the students’ homework and/or study for upcoming tests.

Volunteer mentors will have weekly support calls with their mentees (one-to-one or small group) and attend the biweekly program workshops virtually.

*To secure your spot for orientation, please contact info@nyunlockingfutures.org

Here's a video to learn more about Unlocking Futures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jgYaq8bPtk

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About Unlocking Futures, Inc.


25 West 36th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce the at-risk behavior of youth and to enhance the effectiveness of the people who live and work with them.


Unlocking Futures, formally known as Youth at Risk is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization committed to transforming the chaotic lives of young people through persistent and compassionate mentoring. Since 1985, Unlocking futures has committed to transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth who exhibit maladaptive behaviors such as truancy, violence, gang membership, physical and verbal violence, and at-risk sexual activity.

Our mission is to decrease the at-risk behavior of youth and to enhance the effectiveness of the people who live and work with them. Unlocking Futures currently provides both prevention and intervention services.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45-90 minute sessions, 1x/week (October 2020-May 2021)
  • To secure your spot for orientation, please contact info@nyunlockingfutures.org. Minimum age for tutoring is 18, minimum age for mentoring is 25.

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