Youth Celebrate Their Mentors

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In honor of National Mentoring Month, members from the Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center’s Project LIVE program treated their mentors to a dinner at Chef Ho's Peking Duck Grill on Wednesday, January 29. The dinner was to celebrate the mentors’ dedication and commitment to giving of their time and talents to help the young people.

Project LIVE matches adult mentors with youth protégés ages 12-14 in Central and East Harlem. Mentors from all areas of expertise, including medicine, law and finance, bring their own unique experiences and skill sets to their time with children. They meet with the youth once a week for group and individual sessions that cultivate meaningful and positive relationships. This is done through tutoring and participation in leadership and character development workshops. Most importantly, mentors help their mentees develop self-esteem and self-acceptance.