GIVE THE GIFT
There is no shortage of need when we look at the aftermath of the pandemic; the impact on the NY Mentoring Movement tells this tale all too well.
Funding cuts, loss of staff and capacity, limited access to technology, and restrictions to services have left those in the NY Mentoring Movement at a deficit. These challenges need intentional intervention, support, and renewed investment to serve the many young people whose mentoring relationships were prematurely terminated or interrupted.
MENTOR New York is dedicated to revitalizing the NY Mentoring Movement. Our job in the next school year and into 2022 is to rebuild what was lost: staffing and infrastructure, funding streams, direct services for young people, spaces of safety and joy, and so much more. But we can't do this without you!
BECAUSE OF YOU...
Your gift to MENTOR New York has the power to impact thousands of young people across NY.
Right now, 1 in 3 young people are growing up without a mentor of any kind. You are key to ensuring that over 500,000 young people in New York will gain access to mentors wherever they live, learn, work, and play.
Because of you, a young person could have a mentor. Donate today!
THE POWER OF YOUR GIFT
Your investment in MENTOR New York goes the distance by impacting hundreds of young people.
By working on a macro-level, MENTOR New York is uniquely positioned to assess widespread challenges, collaborate to develop solutions, and scale those interventions to reach across the entire state to communities, organizations, companies, and schools where mentoring happens.
How we do this? MENTOR NY supports building the capacity and expertise of youth development and mentoring program practitioners and their mentors to make greater impact in the lives of the young people they serve. For every adult MENTOR NY serves, an exponential number of young lives are impacted.
Your donation will provide training at no-cost to community organizations and non-profits to learn how to enhance relationships for youth they serve.
Your donation will ensure MENTOR NY can provide the necessary tools, resources, and supports to intervene after the isolation of the pandemic.
Your donation will ensure training is available for adults engaging with young people to learn how they can build a mentoring mindset.
Your donation will support the creation and distribution of programming to assist with young people's social-emotional growth in times of hardship.
Your donation will ensure that MENTOR NY can continue adapting to best serve the needs of mentoring organizations in an ever-changing landscape.
Your donation will support MENTOR NY's efforts to rebuild the many NY mentoring initiatives and programs experiencing setbacks.
YOUR GIFT IN ACTION
In the last 6 months alone, MENTOR New York partnered with NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development and Department for the Aging to support a project that brought together aging adults and youth across NYC to find connections in these times of isolation. Read more on the blog!
Throughout the pandemic, MENTOR New York has been committed to uplifting the stories of mentoring practitioners and the mentors and mentees they serve.
EXPANDING WORKPLACE OPPORTUNITIES
MENTOR New York aims to surround young people with opportunities for obtaining workforce development and building webs of support by partnering with companies and institutions alike. Learn more about our work with a corporate partner and a non-profit partner.