Adult Mentor for Award-Winning Children Art Program - Spring 2024

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Recruiting Organization: The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.

Title: Adult Mentor for Award-Winning Children Art Program - Spring 2024

Mentor Children and Be a Member of Our Award-Winning Theatre Program

Volunteer for The Builders of the New World (BNW), an award-winning after-school theater-arts education program that has helped thousands of children from over 20 temporary housing facilities, since 1995. BNW teaches children an educational vision of opening up their imagination to look into the future and the tangible steps they must take to make that wonderful vision a reality.

Join us as a volunteer Mentor and Program Assistant in delivering this heartfelt program and be a part of this very meaningful revolutionary process. Our program includes 6 weeks of life-changing creative classes for the children taught by ATW’s Artistic Director and Founder Thurman E. Scott, family-style meals we enjoy together at each session, creative classes, and a final performance for a loving audience of invited community members and business leaders.

ATW’s Mentorship program provides you and your colleagues (either as a team or individuals) with the opportunity to support and mentor 8-14 year old children in a safe, creative environment. Our program will enable you to serve the community while growing and gaining new skills and insights-enhance team building, improve inter-group communication skills, address diversity issues with compassion and expansive thinking, and develop creative expression through a deeply rewarding shared experience.

BNW is an award-winning program that has been endorsed by successive mayors, from Mayors David Dinkins to Bill De Blasio, as well as the city council.

One of the most profound longings of individuals is to share the essence of themselves because when we do, we plant an eternalness on earth. Please come and participate in this glorious opportunity to teach and develop these young children.

NEXT STEPS on How to Become a BNW Mentor:

  1. Each potential Mentor will complete an Individual Mentor Application
  2. Attend an Information & Interview session where you’ll gain a clearer understanding of our program, your role as a participant, and the uplifting, rewarding experience you will have. Take part in a 15-20 minute interview.
  3. Participate in three creative training sessions with ATW’s Artistic Director and Founder, Thurman E. Scott where you will learn innovative original creative techniques founded by this theater.
  4. Mentor the children in weekly Tuesday classes and rehearsals May 7th, 2024 - June 11th, 2024
  5. Mentors will also use their professional expertise as part of a production team, and team actions take place every week

Visit to see all program dates. To apply, submit an application here:

Spring BNW 2024 Dates:

  • May 7th - June 20th, 2024:
  • Mentor in Children’s Classes: Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Final Presentations and Graduation Ceremony: Thursday, June 13th from 4:00-9:30pm
  • Mandatory Program Evaluation: Thursday, June 20th from 4:00-8:00pm
  • Weekly Program Production Activities

Learn more about the program at

To apply as a team, please provide initial information through our Corporate Inquiry form. Please fill out our Corporate Inquiry to set up an Information Session. You can also email our Corporate Program Specialist at or call (212) 947-1386.

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Fee Amount: None

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