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Yonkers, Elmsford, Mt. VernonYonkers, NY 10701


SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is an intergenerational literacy program, that brings adult volunteers into local schools to help students who are reading below grade level.

Because the SMART program has been so successful, we are expanding and need motivated mentors between the ages of 18-99 to become volunteers. All you need is 1-2 hours a week throughout the school year.

SMART operates in over 25 schools in the Yonkers, White Plains and Mount Vernon school districts. Some students need extra attention that the schools cannot provide. This is where you can make a difference. Become a trained SMART volunteer and work with students in the school setting during school hours. SMART makes it possible for students who need extra help to succeed.

Volunteer mentors work one-on-one throughout the school year, building relationships while helping students with their schoolwork. Our mentors have a lifetime of experience they can share with their students and act as positive role models.

This is your opportunity to help those in need build skills and confidence to help them succeed in school and beyond. In turn, we guarantee you'll be enriching yourself and making a difference in your community.

An hour or two a week is all you have to give. Come join us in this life changing experience. .


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour once a week
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