Author: True Mentors

Volunteer Spotlight – Andrew Pflugbeil

Meet Andrew What is your volunteer role at TRUE Mentors? I’m on the marketing team as a video editor and I also support local partnerships with small businesses. Why did you sign up to volunteer with TRUE Mentors? I was involved a lot in my local community through high school and college, and then the … Continued

17 Reasons to Celebrate 2017!

Whew! This year flew by fast at TRUE Mentors, leaving us with so many great memories and reasons to celebrate! As excited as we are to jump into 2018, we can’t help but look back at our few our favorite moments in 2017. Check out our top 17 reasons we are celebrating as we head … Continued

Thank You Hoboken Pizza Lovers!

Hoboken Happy Hours Raises over $7,000 for TRUE Mentors On October 15th, TRUE Mentors teamed up with Hoboken Happy Hours to host the first annual Hoboken Pizza Fest at the Elk’s Lodge in Hoboken. We were excited to help host this event with HHH and we were absolutely blown away by the number of people who … Continued

TIP Celebrates Thanksgiving

This year, our mentors, teen interns and their families teamed up to host our first TIP Thanksgiving potluck dinner and we were not disappointed! We were blown away by the effort our mentors and mentees took to make food for their first Thanksgiving meal as a TM family. Our returning senior interns (pictured above) took turns sharing … Continued

TIP Teams Up to Make a Difference

Community Service Projects The month of October our teen interns and mentors volunteered their time in the Hoboken community. We kicked off our month of service with Hoboken Grace 1Day, an annual day of giving back to the community (pictured left). This was our second year participating in this event and the tradition of fun and … Continued

Celebrating 1 Year – Mark & Pedro

 Mark & Pedro Celebrate 1 Year of Mentoring   Pedro first joined TRUE Mentors in our 2014-2015 Enrichment Club program and shortly afterwards he applied for a mentor. After a much anticipated wait, Mark and Pedro were officially matched in August of 2016, immediately bonding over their mutual love of sports, including baseball, football and their … Continued

Celebrating 1 Year – Diane & Nylah

Diane and Nylah first met in our Enrichment Club program in 2016. When Nylah’s mentor moved to California, Diana asked Nylah if she could be her mentor, and the rest is history. Diane and Nylah enjoyed attending our Club program last year on Tuesday evenings and getting to know each other one-on-one outside of the … Continued

Match of the Month – Christina & Mikey

Age: 27 Occupation: AVP at PRMS, a High End Personal Insurance Brokerage Firm Length of Match: 14 months Favorite movie? Grease! Book? All-time favorite book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison! Favorite activity in your spare time? Working out! I love spinning and boxing. Recently, I have gotten into CrossFit. I also like to cook! I … Continued

Hoboken Family Alliance Grant Supports TRUE Mentors Expansion

In 2017, TRUE Mentors received a grant from of Hoboken Family Alliance for their Enrichment Club Program. This additional funding helped TRUE Mentors launch their 2017-2018 Enrichment Club Program with over 30 children in attendance, setting a new record for September program enrollment. Our average class attendance this year started at 32 students each week, up from 25 students … Continued

September Match Celebrations

New Match Celebrations! This month 6 new TRUE Relationships were formed between our mentors and mentee families! Thanks to our partnerships with Ben & Jerry’s, Jimmy Johns & the Hoboken Historical Museum, all of our new matches were able to schedule their first FREE match night out at a local business. Each new mentor/mentee match brought a … Continued