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Become a Mentor at our non-profit organization!

We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled volunteers to be a mentor, role model and make a positive impact on youth ages 5 - 18 years of age. This exciting and rewarding opportunity includes 1:1 mentoring and/or group mentoring.

Mentors work with mentees on developing goals for their life that will help them make social, emotional and educational gains. Our mission is to increase self-esteem and self-image by providing guidance and resources to youths of color. We do this to help youth maximize and reach their highest potential and experience success in all areas of their life.

Mentor’s Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 1:1 mentoring sessions at least once a week as scheduled.
  • Create individualized goals plans and provide direction and support to youth around the completion of those goals.
  • Remain committed and loyal to mentor match relationships [be committed as a mentor]
  • Encourage students to become more engaged in school by providing evidence-based emotional support for those who exhibit one or more of the "early warning" indicators; low attendance, poor behavior, and below average course performance.
  • Provide youth with activities/projects that will increase youth engagement in education, employment, community service as well as improve their overall social and emotional skills.
  • Attend monthly mentor meet ups.
  • Maintain positive communication with school administration and staff, and report progress with the mentee to supervisor weekly and as needed.
  • Maintain consistent communication with mentee’s family members and provide them with feedback on their child’s progress.

Mentor's Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or College/University Student or Graduates.
  • 2+ years of mentoring experience or 1 year of experience working with youth is preferred.
  • Must have an interest or passion in working with youth and/or adolescents in need of mentorship.
  • Be familiar with issues facing inner-city high-risk youth.
  • Must possess excellent communication, planning, organizing, and active listening skills.
  • Must have the ability to see solutions and opportunities, and the ability to set and maintain boundaries.
  • For in-person volunteer opportunities: Must undergo a background check, get fingerprinted, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ideal candidates include:

  • College/Graduate students majoring in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Community Counseling, or any major relative to those studies.
  • Retired or seasoned counselors/therapists looking for community work.
  • Adult professional in any career field with experience in life and wants to give back to their community through mentorship with youth/teens.
  • Individuals who simply want to make a difference!

Location:Remotelyfrom anywhere or In-person volunteering opportunities available in New York City.

Hours and commitment: Volunteers will be required to work 2 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months.

Salary Range: Unpaid [Volunteer Position]

Benefit: Boost your confidence, start building your professional network, develop transferable skills such as communication, creativity & problem solving, decision making, planning & goal setting skills. Receive valuable mentoring experience. Get a more honest look at the mentoring career you are thinking of pursuing.

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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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Education & Literacy


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New York, NY 10027



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