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Family Dynamics Mentoring Benefit Draws More Than 100 Supporters

October 27, 2014 / SCO News

Ensuring a fun-filled year full of adventures for Family Dynamics mentors and mentees, more than 100 mentors, friends and supporters turned out to the 2014 Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program Benefit at Gilded Lily in Chelsea on October 23rd. Proceeds support the Mentoring Program’s annual activities, including monthly outings to recreational and cultural sites in New York City. The benefit was organized by the mentors, including event hosts James Maher, Katie Koh, Matt Sussman, Jeremy Harper.

The Family Dynamics’ Youth Mentoring Program matches youth ages 7-12 with young professionals – all volunteers – who act as mentors and role models throughout the year. The monthly outings give the mentees – youth in Family Dynamics’ school-based programs in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York, Brooklyn – a chance to establish relationships with their mentors while enjoying new experiences. The youth and their mentors took a number of exciting trips this past year, including visits to Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn Bowl, the American Museum of Natural History and Wollman Rink for ice skating in Central Park. Read about Jada and Ray, a mentor-mentee pair who have developed a deep bond through the Mentoring Program.

Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

Last year,

288

children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home