NYC SERVICE CONNECTS OVER 300 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BUSINESS COMMUNITY MENTORS THROUGH ANNUAL CITYWIDE MENTORING DAY

As members of the “Good for Me. Good for My City.” campaign, 16 businesses engage over 200 employees as mentors to more than 300 High School students.

 

NEW YORK – Today, NYC Service partnered with the business community to engage over 200 private sector employees as mentors to more than 300 high school students in the 2nd Annual Citywide Mentoring Day. Today’s events support the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative, a citywide effort to engage 14,000 New Yorkers as volunteer mentors to 40,000 high school students by 2022. Hundreds of NYC high school students across 10 schools spent the afternoon interacting with employees from different industries – including media, finance, and sports – and learning about various career opportunities.

 

The 16 businesses participating in the five borough event are members of the NYC Service Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign, which partners with the business community to collectively engage 7,000 employees as volunteer mentors to high school students in 2018.

 

“NYC Service is excited to lead the 2nd Annual Citywide Mentoring Day and provide a space for NYC high school youth to discuss opportunities and challenges with caring adults,” said NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin. “I thank our Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign partners for supporting the City’s commitment to youth mentoring, our schools for their leadership, and the hundreds of students participating today.  I also want to encourage more New Yorkers to visit nyc.gov/mentornyc and explore the various opportunities to be a high school student's personal champion.”

 

“Strong mentoring is one crucial way that we expose high school students to the many opportunities available to them and make sure they are set up for success,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. “This expansion will help deepen our Equity and Excellence agenda and provide students with hands-on experience that will give them a leg up on the journey to college and a meaningful career.”

 

“I’d like to thank the Principals and school community for organizing this event for our students,” said Paula Rotondo, Citywide Transfer & D12 High Schools Superintendent. “I also want to thank each mentor and their companies for taking time out of their work day and for the generosity of sharing part of who they are with our young people.”

 

“American Express has long-recognized the positive impact of youth mentorship programs on the communities where we live and work,” said Timothy J. McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation. “We’re thrilled to continue partnering with NYC Service and the Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign to guide and counsel high school students across New York City.”

 

“We are proud to continue our collaboration with Good for Me. Good for My City., where Citi employees remain committed to supporting young New Yorkers as mentors,” said Brandee McHale, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. “We’ve seen how a caring adult can help young people reach their career and educational goals and are excited to participate in the citywide day of mentoring. This is just one of more than 1,000 service projects around the world where Citi volunteers will be giving back to the communities where we live and work as part of Citi’s annual Global Community Day.”  

 

“Moody’s approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in the belief that if people are empowered with knowledge, resources and confidence they can create a better future — for themselves, their communities and the environment,” said Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Moody’s. “A key focus area of our CSR strategy is Helping Young People Reach Their Potential. Moody’s is proud to be a member of the Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign again in 2018, and is honored to work with NYC Service and the Mayor’s Office to participate in the Citywide Mentoring Event at Brooklyn Frontier High School. We look forward to contributing the expertise of Moody’s employees to this and future events across the city.”

 

“As a charter member of the NYC Service Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign, we are proud to take part in the Citywide Mentoring Day for the second year in a row,” said New York City FC President, Jon Patricof. “Our Club is dedicated to using soccer to support the young people of New York City and excited to work with the high school students from Bronx Career and College Preparatory transfer school to help them pursue their goals and career paths.”

 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved with the Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign again this year,” said Stuart Taub, New York Market Managing Partner at RSM US LLP. “Stewardship has always been a hallmark of our firm, and we are proud of our employees for consistently demonstrating this value through the ongoing support of our local communities. We look forward to mentoring and empowering high school students in New York City through this incredible initiative.”

 

“We at Sony Corporation of America are thrilled to be embarking on this speed mentoring program with Murray Hill Academy as part of our partnership with New York City’s Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign,” said Karen Kelso, Senior Director of Corporate Programs & Initiatives at Sony Corporation of America.  “Sony Corporation of America is dedicated to both education and serving as an active contributor to the betterment of New York City, and our employees are very eager to participate in this important initiative.”

 

“UBS is excited to participate in the Citywide Mentoring day,” said Jamie Sears, Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility Americas at UBS. “Service is at the core of what we do at UBS.  We understand the value and tangible results that these efforts achieve, both for the community and on employee engagement and satisfaction. This volunteer event is a perfect reflection of our firm’s focus on contributing the time and skills of our employees to empower the next generation of NYC talent.

 

NYC Schools Partners

Brooklyn

Manhattan

Aspirations Diploma Plus High School

Harlem Renaissance High School

Brooklyn Frontiers High School

Murray Hill Academy

Professional Pathways High School

Independence High School

 

Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School

Bronx

 

Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School

Queens

Voyages Prep - South Queens

 

Staten Island

Concord High School

 

 


Good for Me. Good for My City. Campaign Partners

AEG

Deutsche Bank

Moody's

American Express

HBO

New York City Football Club

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

JetBlue

RSM US LLP

Citi

JPMorgan Chase

Sony Corporation of America

Deloitte

Macy's

UBS

 

 

Viacom

 

About NYC Service

NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor, promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in service, builds volunteer capacity, and mobilizes the power of volunteers and national service members to impact New York City's greatest needs. To learn more about NYC Service and connect to volunteer opportunities across the five boroughs, visit nyc.gov/service.

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