Holiday Mixer Spreads the Gift of Literacy With Book Drive

New York’s Young & Powerful Group adopts local low-income school to be the recipient of books donated during holiday mixer.
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NEW YORK - Dec. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- With the holiday season in full swing and a new year upon us, New York’s Young & Powerful Group will introduce their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project, at a Holiday Mixer and Book Drive.

Being held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Buskers NYC from 6pm- 9pm, this holiday mixer will provide young civic-minded professionals with the opportunity to mix, mingle and spread holiday cheer while providing the gift of literacy. Admission to this mixer is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a new book suitable for grades K-3. All books collected will be donated to the Hyde Leadership Charter School (http://www.hydebrooklyn.org) in Brooklyn, a school dedicated to providing children from low-income households a quality education. In addition to book donations being accepted at the holiday event, they can be also be purchased online (http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1MPY6RJCAZBMS/ref=cm_wl_sortbar_v_page_2?ie=UTF8&page=2) where all items will be shipped directly to Hyde Leadership Charter School.

In addition to providing the gift of literacy to students, the Pipeline Mentoring Project will make its debut at this holiday mixer. Scheduled to launch in January 2014, the Pipeline Mentoring Project in partnership with other mentoring organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (http://www.bigsnyc.org/) is a program that aims to combat the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon by exposing students to a wide array of young and successful professionals in order to broaden their perspectives on potential career options. Currently recruiting mentors, the program promises to offer New York City youth ages 7-18 with the opportunity to connect with both young professionals and current college students to gain inspiration about overcoming obstacles.

All guests who are interested in attending this holiday soirée with a purpose can RSVP at NYCholidaymixer.eventbrite.com (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nycs-yp-holiday-mixer-tickets...). To get involved in or to learn more about the Pipeline Mentoring Project contact Tara Childs or Bryant Arthur at ny@youngandpowerful.org. Join the conversation online by following @ypgroup_nyc on Twitter and Instagram #YPGiftOfReading.

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About The Young & Powerful Group:
The Young and Powerful Group is a nonprofit organization operating in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC that is dedicated to civic engagement and empowers young professionals to serve disadvantaged communities. To learn more, visit www.youngandpowerful.org.

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