Author: True Mentors

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

TRUE Mentors Hosts Community Dinner

The month of October at TRUE Mentors features Cooking Club for our middle school students. “This is one of our most popular Clubs,” stated Executive/Program Director, Katie Eades, “There is something special about coming together to cook a meal. Our mentee’s get so excited to cook a new dish and see their finished product.” Each month … Continued

TRUE Mentors Welcomes Katie Eades as Program Director

Hoboken, NJ – Tuesday, September 12, 2017, TRUE Mentors kicked off the school year with Executive Director, Katie Eades, absorbing the role of Program Director as well. “Her impact on the organization, from the top down has been instrumental in our efforts to reach more families and increase our impact on the community. When the … Continued

Volunteer in the Spotlight – Jamie Geller DuVoisin

Volunteer Position: Family Coordinator Occupation: Elementary Teacher Years Served at TRUE Mentors: 1 I first learned about TRUE Mentors at the Chili Cook-off in 2016. I have always wanted to volunteer in Hoboken, but I was never able to commit to anything due to other obligations. A few months later I attended a TRUE Mentors fundraiser … Continued

July Celebrations

New Match Celebrations! This month 9 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

Vanessa Garaio – Interim Summer Program Coordinator

Vanessa has taught in the NJ public schools for ten years with experience in Kindergarten through High School. She holds NJ teacher certification in both Spanish and English as a Second Language, the latter of which she has taught for the past eight years in a K-5 school. In addition to her vast experience as a teacher, … Continued

A Letter from DeShawn Singleton

Dear Families & Volunteers, This letter is to inform you I will no longer be serving as the Program Director at TRUE Mentors. I have very much enjoyed the time I have spent here working with the families and volunteers involved in the TRUE Mentors program. As a former mentee myself, I have seen first … Continued