MENTOR NEW YORK'S STATEMENT ON RACIAL VIOLENCE
The past eight days have been difficult and painful. As we grieve and demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others, MENTOR New York stands in solidarity with the African American community and the young people that are experiencing the pain and trauma that these realities continue to inflict on their lives.
As the CEO of an organization committed to ensuring that all young people have the support and resources to thrive and succeed, I am committed to work alongside New York's African American community and allies to continue to address the many inequities and social injustices that systemically impact and negatively affect young people.
We will continue to work on making this movement inclusive and one that provides the safe spaces and meaningful relationships for all young people. Over the next few weeks, we will work to elevate the conversations that need to be had in our community. We will continue to do the work necessary to be true allies and partners in the fight for social justice that young people throughout New York deserve. Their fight is our fight.
Yours in partnership,
Brenda Jimenez, CEO
Drawing on our expertise and mentoring movement, here are some relevant resources:
For adults supporting and serving young people who are navigating violence and trauma, review guide on trauma..
For adults working alongside boys and young men of color, review MENTOR’s host of resources.
For adults exploring their own biases and understanding of race and identity, learn more about MENTOR’s online modules.