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ORGANIZATION: New York State Mentoring Program

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In 2021,the New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP) launched the Latina Mentoring Initiative (LMI). The goal of the initiative is to level the playing field for young Latinas and to create a community where success looks like our youth. The unique focus of this initiative is to connect Latina mentors with Latina mentees to empower and support the youth by promoting self-advocacy, building soft skills and confidence, and nurturing aspirations.

As we enter our 3 rd year of the Latina Mentoring Initiative (LMI) this fall, we're relaunching our Lawyers for Children program which focuses on young Latinas aging out of foster care.


  • Manhattan (Chinatown):110 Lafayette St 8th floor, New York, NY 10013
  • Hybrid Model: Only twice a month: One session in-person / One session via zoom
  • Day/Time: Every other Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 PM (Full calendar below)
  • Runs on the academic calendar (Sept 2024 - June 2025)

Latinas waiting for a mentor:

  • Ages 18 to 24, aging out of foster care
  • Program Focus: Social Emotional
  • Mentees have requested support with life skills, building confidence, saving money, advocating for themselves, navigating college and future careers

Mentor Requirements:

  • Bilingual
  • Must identify as a woman with Latinx heritage
  • Open to a long-term connection
  • Ready to be an accountability partner
  • Experience with young adults or youth in foster care a huge plus
  • Must be able to commit to 80% of the dates (will be provided when you reach out)

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About New York State Mentoring Program


52 Washington Street, West Bldg., Suite 99, Rensselaer, NY 12144, US

Mission Statement

The New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP) creates supportive mentor relationships for children in schools, foster care, and the court system. Mentors are positive role models who guide youth with respect, structure, and compassion to build positive life skills.


The New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP) is a statewide provider of mentoring program services.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


Wed Sep 11, 2024 - Tue Dec 10, 2024
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM


110 Lafayette StNew York, NY 10013


  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building





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