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About Discover and Grow, Inc.

Discover and Grow is a young New York-based Nonprofit founded by agents of change. Our mission is to empower children and youth to be the best version of themselves and constructive members of society through self and social discovery, growth, and positive actions.

Job at a glance

Salary: non-paid volunteer or internship program

Time commitment: Minimum 3 hours a week

Location: MS244 (Bronx) or Staten Island (Brighton Heights)

Reports to: Executive Director

Start date: ASAP

Job Summary

Our Teacher Assistant position is an excellent opportunity for upbeat and engaging individuals pursuing or interested in the fields of Education and/or Mental Health. You will be responsible for assisting our class facilitators with class.

Our lessons utilize a range of instructional methods: Discussions, art, games, music, didactic instruction, writing, skill practice, book/story kinesthetic, role-playing, service learning, etc.

Currently, we are in the Bronx (Kingsbridge) and Staten Island (Brighton Heights) but are looking to expand our programs in other areas around NYC.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Loves children/youth and is able to connect with them
  • Familiarity with lesson plan implementation or willingness to learn
  • Preferred Spanish Speaker
  • Fast-learner
  • Creative and motivated to work without being micro-managed

Please note: We will perform a background check for this position and you must not have any records of sexual misbehavior or child abuse.

Additional Information

At Discover and Grow we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to non-discriminatory employment practices. We believe that no one should be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that our workforce should reflect the diversity of the communities we serve not only as a physical representation but also as a way to connect with our customers and better serve them.

To apply

Please submit the following:

1) A current resume or CV

2) A cover letter: talking about your past relevant experience and why together with your personality you are the best candidate for this position

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower children and youth to be the best version of themselves and a positive member of society through internal discovery, growth and action.


Now more than ever children and youth need social and emotional skills and support. The effects of COVID have had profound effects on the social and emotional well being and overall mental health of people worldwide including our children and youth. Our program aims to help solve such issues while empowering children and youth to maximize their potential and equipping them with the skills and mindset they need to succeed in life. These skills are based on social and emotional learning and character development (SELCD), which we bring to communities that normally don’t have access to this type of education. Our program takes place through in-school or after-school programs.

By partnering with schools and nonprofit organizations we are able to reach people in their own home communities, while utilizing funds efficiently, which would normally go towards rent and other fixed operating costs.

Our educational sessions are engaging and interactive, which is why our participants are always looking forward to attending our sessions, and which can also be seen in the positive reviews we’ve received. We use a variety of instructional methods such as: group discussions, art, games, music, didactic instruction, writing, skill practice, book/story kinesthetic, role-playing, and service learning.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


120 West 231st StreetNew York, NY 10463



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Spanish




  • Background Check
  • Monday mornings (7:30 am-12:30 pm)

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