|Languages||Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean|
Apex Mentoring Program
We deliver possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low income families in NYC.
The Mentoring Program addresses the personal, educational and social needs of middle and high school students through one-on-one caring relationships with adult volunteers. Mentoring pairs work together to develop and achieve specific goals throughout the school year. Goal-related activities may include working on schoolwork, attending cultural events or participating in sports.
Apex provides workshops to help mentoring pairs achieve goals in three “C” areas:
1) Be ready for College
2) Become Confident
3) Give back to the Community.
Apex also provides social and recreational group events that expose mentees to new experiences and foster a sense of community among pairs. These programs enable mentees to broaden their horizons, improve academically, build a more positive self-image, develop stronger interpersonal skills and cultivate valuable friendships.
Mentee (Student) Commitment
* Commit to at least one school year (September – June); pairs are encouraged to meet in the summer.
* Meet with your mentor 2x/month:
Middle School Mentoring: On-site, two Saturdays/month at a school in Chinatown or Queens.
High School Mentoring: On-site, workshops at least one Saturday/month at a school in Chinatown. Off-site, pairs meet on their own in the community.
* Regularly check in with your mentor and program coordinator.
* Attend year-end interview.