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Mentoring at the Library



""Are you interested in becoming a mentor to a teen? If so, take a look at our flyer. Learn about how mentoring has impacted the lives of our own NYPL staff on our blog.  
Join us for monthly meetings!  Our next session begins January 2018! 
Mentors will commit to monthly meetings with a mentee from 5:30–7 PM from November 2017 to May 2018. Mentors will be matched in small group relationships where they will work on college and career-focused activities from goal setting to resume writing to mock interviews.
Additionally, mentees will attend workplace visits to partnering companies—organized by the program manager—that include guest speakers, career talks, and company tours. Apply to mentor today! It is not too late!


Do you need guidance getting ready for college or deciding which college is right for you? Ever wondered what it’s like to experience a day in the life of a corporate executive?

If you’re ages 15–19 and want to work with a mentor to tackle your college and career goals, check out the Library’s new mentorship program this fall.

The Library is working in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to offer high school students the opportunity to work with a committed corporate mentor once a week during the school year.

A mentor can help you understand your strengths and interests, write a resume, choose a college, apply for financial aid, and put your best foot forward in a job interview.

Mentoring happens once a month. College and career workshops and visits to companies happen once a week and takes place at Mott Haven Library and 96th Street Library, from 5–7 PM. Free pizza is provided at each session. You can join us us this January!

Ready to connect with a mentor and join us this fall? Great! Reach out to our Program Manager, Briyyah McClain, with your name, school, grade, and your preferred day and library branch by e-mail: or by phone: (212)930-0053

Mott Haven Library
Tuesdays or Thursdays
321 East 140th Street Bronx, NY, 10454

96th Street Library
Mondays or Wednesdays
112 East 96th Street New York, NY, 10128