Asian Volunteer Mentors
Our mission is to provide support to Asian communities, especially recent immigrant families transitioning to New York City by recruiting new mentors, creating exposure and awareness, and offering peer support to one-to-one Mentoring relationships. The group focuses many of its efforts around the New American Program (NAP) at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.
About the New American Program
NAP is Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s specialized mentoring program, helping children from immigrant families overcome the unique obstacles they may face while navigating culture, language, and customs different from their home environment. NAP currently supports the Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean speaking communities in New York City, with our greatest need being Male volunteers to be matched with the boys on our wait-list. Among the Little Brothers and Little Sisters matched in NAP
- 96% show significant improvement in psychological resiliency
- 85% show great progress in academic achievement, emotional health, and overall ability to adjust to life in a new country
- 90% report heightened self esteem
Why Become A Mentor
A video submission from AMC member Kendra on her experience as a mentor for an Asian youth in New York City.
Asian Mentoring Committee Goals
The Asian Mentoring Committee’s current goal is to generate enough sustainable income to expand the reach of the New American Program and serve a greater number of children. The committee also supports current mentees through a series of group outings set up to help develop a sense of community. To recruit more Asian volunteer mentors, the group builds partnerships with community organizations and corporations.
- May 2016 - APA Heritage Month Event
- June 2016 - Match BBQ
- November 4th 2016 - Night Market Loft Party
- December 2016 - Match Scavenger Hunt
- February 2017 - Lunar New Year Celebration
How to get involved
Looking to participate or just interested in learning more on how you or your company can get involved? We invite you to join us at our next event or at one of our monthly meetings. Ready to volunteer? Please review our Frequently Ask Questions section to find out more on how to become a mentor. For more information please contact Michael Coughlin our Chief Quality Assurance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Asian Mentoring Committee Monthly Meeting:
Date: Monday, February 13th, 2017
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
40 Rector Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Please show a government issued ID in order to enter the building.