‘I Know I’m Not Alone’: The Importance of Mentors Right Now

Trinity, right, and her mentor, Arlene Thompson, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. “Her positivity is so important,” Trinity said. Sarah Blesener for The New York Times

Most mentoring programs have moved online, but some wait lists are long and the rare person-to-person connection is sorely missed.

By Alix Strauss, New York Times

Although mentoring programs are known for effectively promoting youth development and well-being, the pandemic has made it hard for many programs to keep up with the increasing demand for their services. 

This article describes some of the struggles various organizations, such as Children of Promise and Bigs & Littles NYC, have been facing. 

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