You can volunteer to tutor, mentor, coach, and be a positive role model to children and youth in your community. 

You do not need a background in teaching or youth development. You need to be caring, be a good listener, and offer support and encouragement.

Learn about volunteer opportunities with children and youth.

NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative

The NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative brings together City agencies, nonprofits, and businesses to mentor high school students. The goal is to increase high school graduation rates by promoting positive youth development.

Learn more about the initiative and sign up to be a mentor.

Good for Me. Good for My City Campaign

The Good for Me. Good for My City Campaign supports the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative by recruiting corporate partners to pledge their employees as volunteers to mentor high school students. The goal is to increase high school graduation rates by promoting positive youth development.

Learn more about the campaign.