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Fostering intergenerational mentoring relationships

In 2023, MENTOR New York partnered with the DYCD and the Department for the Aging to facilitate My New York Story, an intergenerational mentoring initiative.

Over 10 weeks, participants engaged in community-based projects that promoted mutual understanding, empathy, and respect—enabling the transfer of valuable knowledge and experiences. The program leveraged an intergenerational mentoring curriculum designed by Joie Golomb, MENTOR New York's Director of Programs & Partnership Development.

Introducing FUN: An Activities Catalog for Mentors and Mentees

MENTOR New York played an integral role in creating the NYCHA mentoring program and its accompanying activity catalog, FUN. Designed for mentors and mentees, the catalog is filled with over 50:

  • Icebreaker activities

  • Community-building activities

  • STEM activities

  • Closure activities

The original booklet includes activities for all ages, while the updated booklet focuses on youth in middle school and high school.


The DYCD Young Men's Initiative (YMI) Mentoring Program

MENTOR New York provided expertise and mentor training for the DYCD YMI's Cornerstone Mentoring Program. The program supported youth in fifth through ninth grades during their school transitions by cultivating positive mentoring relationships and community involvement. Read the 2014 evaluation of the program.

DYCD YMI Training Webinar

Training for YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Coordinators and Mentors


Hello Mentors-in-Training,

Thank you for your interest in helping and mentoring New York Youth. We at MENTOR New York and Young Men's Initiative appreciate your time and dedication.

To complete your webinar, we ask that you do the following:

1. If you haven't already done so, speak with your Coordinator about this webinar and receive handouts.


2. Complete the handouts as prompted during the webinar (you do not need to pause the video - Bruce, the facilitator, will give you time in the webinar to fill out the handouts). If you do not have the handouts ready, you can print them out here:


3. At the end of the webinar, come back to this page to fill out this survey.

4. When you complete the survey, you will get an email with a copy of your answers. Please forward this email to the Site Coordinator for review.

If you have any problems with this step, please contact Brenda Jimenez at


We hope you enjoy the following as you navigate your Mentor/Mentee relationship. As always, MENTOR New York is here to support you.


When you are ready, please click this link to start the webinar.

This will take approximately 25 minutes.

Good luck!

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