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NASDAQ and Bank of America help Mentoring USA Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

April 24, 2015: NASDAQ and Bank of America employees helped Mentoring USA mentees underscore the value of financial literacy. Through Mentoring USA’s Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Guide, our young people learn the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits from a young age and our incredible mentors reinforce these skills and values. Click here to learn more.

PS 111 Mentees Take Part in ‘Shoe Session’ with Kenneth Cole Productions

Mentoring USA engaged in an innovative and creative "Shoe Session" with PS 111 at Kenneth Cole Productions on Wednesday, April 15th. Kenneth Cole himself taught the mentees how to draw shoes and had them design their own on construction paper with the help of their mentor. All of the mentees got their own white canvas shoes (in their size!) and decorated them as well. Click here to read more!

April 2015 Newsletter

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~Winston Churchill Novartis Corporate Mentors with Mentoring USA Executive Director, Stephen Powell Dear Mentors, As a volunteer, you are vital to our organization. April 12th to 18th is National Volunteer Week and Mentoring USA would like to recognize our volunteers [...]

Mentoring USA Kids Featured in April’s Edition of ‘Vogue’

Youth from PS111 decorate for Mardis Gras. This is part of the Kenneth Cole Productions/Mentoring USA (MUSA) partnership designed to provide one-on-one mentoring to young people in New York City. MUSA's Young Professional Advisory Board Co-Chairman, Amanda Cole, leads the group in this fun and engaging activity. Kenneth Cole Productions has been involved with MUSA for 14 years.

Children of Mentoring Italia Greet Founder

March 2015: MUSA founder Matilda Raffa Cuomo visits @MentoringItalia and is greeted by children of the program. Founded in 1998, Sergio Cuomo serves as Mentoring USA/Italia president. Over the twelve years of activity more than 8,000 young Italians, working with as many volunteer Mentors, have benefited from the one-to-one method which is the basis of the educative intervention.

Pope Promotes Peace, Education for All Children

MUSA founder Matilda Raffa Cuomo attended mass celebrated by Pope Francis in Naples, Italy where he promoted peace and education for all children. Mrs. Cuomo also attended a memorial mass at the Cathedral of San Gennaro on Sunday, March 22, where she is pictured at right with a photo of her beloved late husband, Governor Mario Cuomo, of New York. The late Governor Mario Cuomo was a true champion of children and mentoring.

Program Spotlight: A New Partnership between Archdiocese of New York and Mentoring USA

A new partnership was formed this year between the Archdiocese of New York and Mentoring USA. The Archdiocese has a tradition of providing educational opportunities in the communities in which they serve. Mentoring USA is joining with them in their mission by providing trained adult Mentors to support their students in developing better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices. The two program sites are in Harlem and kicked off this past fall.

March 2015 Newsletter

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” -Steven Spielberg PS 154 Mentees and Mentors Changes in family structure and neighborhood networks have increased the time youth are spending unsupervised. More and more young people are facing pressures and risks alone. [...]

Executive Director Stephen Powell Shares Expertise at Young Men’s Initiative Community Convening

February 27, 2015: Mentoring USA Executive Director Stephen Powell shared his expertise on strategies, successes and challenges of the Young Men's Initiative at their Community Convening today at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, NY.

Change Lives While You Shop during Bloomingdale’s Fashionable Fundraiser!

Shop all of the new spring fashions while giving back during Bloomingdale's semi-annual Fashionable Fundraiser. This season, Bloomingdale’s will again support Mentoring USA, whose mission is to pair at-risk youths across the country with inspirational adult mentors who can guide them in developing better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices.