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Interested in being a mentor to high school students in New York? Volunteers are needed!

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Unlocking Futures, Inc.

Unlocking Futures, Inc.

By volunteering as a Mentor at Unlocking Futures, you have the power to help open the door of possibilities at a critical point in young people’s 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 a hybrid of both virtual and in-person elements.

As a mentor, you will be working with high school students in the LGBTQ community--located in New York City and the surrounding areas. We ask our volunteers to provide a nurturing context in which the students are better able to successfully complete high school.

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

*To secure your spot for orientation, please contact

**If you live outside the tri-state area, e-mentoring is available

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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.


Rockland CountyPiermont, NY 10968



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services




  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend 3-day Zoom Mentor Training. Once trained, you will attend two, 90-minute workshops with your mentee per month in addition to weekly check-in calls with mentee. Program will take place during 2021-2022 School Year.
  • Bi-lingual is a plus. To secure your spot for orientation, please contact

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