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Our impact is visible at the individual and group level. Students are attending college, improving grades and developing relationships that last a lifetime.
Who We Are?
We are a volunteer based organization local to Hoboken and we are passionate about helping children identify their strengths.
Why TRUE Mentors?
Our mission is to unearth the excellence of each child in Hoboken through relationships.Relationships are an important part of everyone’s life. At TRUE Mentors, we recognize the value of healthy, strong relationships.
“She is awesome, I love her!” My mentor really helped a lot in organizing my schedule and staying on top of college things likes scholarships. Although my parents are very involved, they have a lot going on. Getting that undivided attention really helps push me to get things done. She really helped develop my vocabulary and think about how … Continued
- Diana, Mentee
“Thank you True Mentors for your weekly classes. My first grader has enjoyed the different topics from sports to cooking, crafts, music and nature. They are always fun, and make learning a joy! We are looking forward to the rest of the school year classes.”
- Ana, Parent
As a class volunteer, what types of things do you talk with the children about? I talk with the children at class about various topics including sports, current events, their weekend plans, what they are learning at school and anything else that they would like to share.
- Phil, Volunteer
“I started volunteering at TRUE Mentors because I wanted to give back to my community and serve its children as a positive role model. I knew I’d often be a little tired after work, but thought to myself, “what the heck, it’s just a couple of hours once per week and I could make a … Continued
- Jaime, Mentor
Hanif taugh me a lot about patience and perception. After gaining more confident in the program, two of his grades improved and he is now passing most of his classes
- Nicolas Pena, Mentor
“My kids love this program. My oldest has been going for over a year, and her younger brother, Mathew couldn’t wait to be 7 to get to go. Their little brother can’t wait until he is old enough. Rebecca loves her mentor too. I’m surprised the program is just in Hoboken.” -Rebecca’s mom, an 8 year … Continued
- Rebecca’s mom, Parent
“My experience with my mentee has strengthened my understanding of the importance of positive influences in children’s lives in a world overwhelmed by media portraying negativity, scandal, and violence.”
- Mark, Mentor
“I find that in our mentor/mentee relationship there is a lot of mutual respect and care. I just don’t have enough awesome things to say about how it has impacted me. I signed up to volunteer because I wanted to give back my time to help not realizing how much it would impact me and … Continued