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Mentoring at the Library





The Library is working in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to offer high school students , ages 15 - 19, the opportunity to work with a committed corporate mentor once a week during the school year. Mentors help students understand your strengths and interests, write a resume, choose a college, apply for financial aid, and put their 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. 

Additionally, mentees will attend workplace visits to partnering companies—organized by the program manager—that include guest speakers, career talks, and company tours. 

Interested in finding out more about Mentoring @ The Library ? 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


Mentors 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.

Learn about how mentoring has impacted the lives of our own NYPL staff on our blog.  

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