Jan. 20, 2014
-- With a presidential proclamation and National Mentorship Month in its inaugural year, there was no better time for New York’s Young & Powerful Group to launch their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project.
The Pipeline Mentoring Project in partnership with other mentoring organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (http://www.bigsnyc.org/)
will combat the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon by providing students with inspiration to overcome obstacles. Currently seeking donations, the program will connect New York City youth age’s 7-18 with both young professionals and current college students to broaden their perspectives on potential career options. With a number of mentor sites secured across the city, mentors will begin meeting with youth from schools and community programs.
In honor of PMP’s launch, the Young & Powerful group will be hosting “Breaking the Cycle, Education not Incarceration,”
live on Google Hangouts on Monday, January 27th
at 8pm. The discussion featuring a series of panelists, will address the importance of mentorship and how mentorship can throw a wrench in the school-to-prison pipeline dilemma.Research has proven that mentors can play a pivotal role in the lives of youth. Mentorship provides youth with the tools to avoid risky behavior and make positive decisions. In the age of fatherless children and single-family households, mentors can also help bridge the gap between youth and adults. Mentors not only have a positive impact on their mentees, but on parents and the community as well.
To get involved or to learn more about the Pipeline Mentoring Project contact Tara Childs or Bryant Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Donations to the program can also be made securely online by clicking “ Donate Now” (http://www.donationto.com/Pipeline-Mentoring-Project
) on the PMP’s donation website. Join the conversation online by following @ypgroup_nyc on Twitter and Instagram #YPPipeline.
About The Young & Powerful Group:
The Young & 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 .