Author: True Mentors

April Spotlight – Phil Donaus

Favorite book is the Zero Game by Brad Meltzer. Favorite movie is Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson Favorite Quote “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama Fun Fact: I used … Continued

New Program Director DeShawn Singleton

This March TRUE Mentors hired a new, full-time program Director, DeShawn Singleton (pictured far right). Mr. Singleton comes to TRUE Mentors from BRICK Academy, where he served as the Youth Development Manager. Prior to that, DeShawn took the opportunity to play basketball overseas and most recently was inducted into the Rutgers Basketball Hall of Fame, DeShawn grew up … Continued

My last 5 years

Dear volunteers, donors, and parents,    It still doesn’t seem real that almost 5 years after getting involved with TRUE Mentors, I am stepping away. I came in motivated to contribute to my community, work to make Hoboken a better place for youth, and to make an impact. I have been reflecting on the impact and … Continued

March Celebrations

Last month we hosted the 8th annual Chili Cook Off and Homebrew contest. This was TRUE Mentors first year hosting the event and we can’t thank Hoboken Volunteers enough for passing along the torch. The 2017 edition was a great success – we had over 400 attendees and raised over $16,000 and gave away over $3,000 … Continued

Softball for a Cause

Calling all TM softball players! We need your help! TRUE Mentors is teaming up to raise money for a school for autism in Summit, NJ. This is a coed event designed to be a fast, fun morning/afternoon of softball and fundraising. Teams will each play 2 games. The winning teams will then immediately face off … Continued

February Celebrations

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating your own birthday, and TRUE Mentors kicked off 2017 doing just that! On Saturday, January 28th, TRUE Mentors turned six years old! Our celebration took place at the Boys & Girls Club, where Mentors, Mentees and our supporters gathered to celebrate six great years, while also looking ahead to many … Continued

Match of the Year – Ryan & Devin

I grew up in Hoboken and after leaving for a few years I came back to pursue a civil service career in the same neighborhood I know as my home. I found TRUE Mentors online while looking for volunteer opportunities. After researching the organization I thought it would be the best way for me to … Continued

Match of the Year – Leslie & Amiah

I have lived in Hoboken for awhile and currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Miami International Stock Options Exchange (MIAX), The Hun School of Princeton and the Maxwell Place Condominium Association. I learned about True Mentors after doing a Google search for volunteer opportunities in Hoboken area. I was matched with Amiah, a young girl … Continued

Match of the Year – Nicole & Destiny

When I first moved to Hoboken I was looking for a way to get involved in the community and meet new friends. I Googled non-profits in Hoboken and discovered TRUE Mentors’s website. Thank you, Google! After just a few clicks and a scroll on the TRUE Mentors website, I knew with certainty that I wanted … Continued

Student Spotlight – Evan

Grade: 7th TM Program: Enrichment Clubs Years Attended: March 2015 Favorite Enrichment Clubs snack? Fresh fruit – oranges Favorite movie?  Sandlot 2 Favorite subject in school? Project lead the way – we get to build things. How did you first hear about TRUE Mentors and how often do you attend? I heard about it from … Continued