JCY-Westchester Community PartnersJCY-Westchester Community Partners
The JCY-Westchester Community Partners’ mission is to enhance the educational experience of children in Westchester County through effective learning initiatives and the engagement of volunteer mentors Read more
The JCY-Westchester Community Partners’ mission is to enhance the educational experience of children in Westchester County through effective learning initiatives and the engagement of volunteer mentors
JCY Westchester Community Partners is a division of Familly Service Society of Yonkers (FSSY).
Our literacy programs are based on the strong evidence that mentoring improves literacy. These intergenerational programs utilize the skills and life knowledge of our adult and student volunteers by putting it into service to help the children with the most need. Whether through mentors bringing their love of reading, experiences, and compassion to a struggling child, or supporting and educating the parents on the importance of education, our goals are always to break down barriers, improve our children's future, and enrich the lives of thousands in our community.
Our programs include SMART, Open Book, Holocaust Remembrance Program, Summer Reading Buddies, Reading Buddies After School, After School Programs and Intro2America.
This was an amazing experience, and a wonderful cause to be a part of. As someone who had been transitioned to part-time employment, I was very lucky to have the time to volunteer with JCY-WCP in their Reading Buddies After School AND Summer Reading Buddies program. It was one of the first instances where I felt that my volunteer work had a true impact on the kids I had been working with. I can't sing JCY-WCP's praises high enough; if you have the time and want to make a difference, then this is an incredible opportunity to give back.