Author: True Mentors

December Match of the Month: Kylie & Deanna

Middle School is a difficult time for many children, but Kylie was ready to step up and help her mentee Deanna. As kids become tweens friendships become more complicated, schoolwork is tougher, and new responsibilities can seem overwhelming. “I try to provide Deanna with as much positive advice and support as I can, and I’m … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight – Sierra Swigert

Sierra Swigert may be a new volunteer, but she has already made TRUE Mentors more organized! She is our New Volunteer Orientation lead, and helps our volunteers know where to go during Tuesday night clubs! Thanks to her consistency each week, we always know our new volunteers will be ready for their roles, and we … Continued

Rookie of the Year – Sammie Still

Sammie Still may be a new volunteer, but she has already made an impact at TRUE Mentors in so many ways! Sammie is currently the workshop coordinator for our seniors in high school. Thanks to her help, we know we’ll be able to see our seniors graduate fully prepared to enter into the next stage of … Continued

A Very Italian Thanksgiving Dinner

  TRUE Mentors is hosting A Very Italian Thanksgiving Dinner for all mentors, mentees and families on November 13th at the Boys & Girls Club (123 Jefferson St) from 6-8pm. No Italian dinner would be complete without the first course pasta dish! We will kick off with a pasta cooking class hosted by Shoprite Hoboken. … Continued

TRUE Mentors partners with HOPES to provide Leadership Training

TRUE Mentors, has teamed up with HOPES, to support teens building the confidence and leadership skills they will need for a better tomorrow through the Leaders in Training Club (L.I.T.). Once a week, students come together for projects, discussions, and team activities. Students are also given volunteer opportunities within their own communities, helping them make the … Continued

Meet our Newest Board Member

Meet Dr. Razel Solow Why are you passionate about the TM mission? As a former teacher and academic in educational psychology, I believe strongly in mentorships for children, especially for those who may have some special needs due to their life circumstances, abilities and disabilities. Having had mentors throughout my childhood and even in adulthood, … Continued

A Note from our Executive Director

Today I celebrate 3 years of living in Hoboken. On October 1st, I packed up my car and drove to New York, Illinois to say goodbye to the friends I had known my whole life, before heading off to whatever unknown adventures awaited me just outside the big apple, in the hip and happening city … Continued

Meet Our New Team Member

Bliss Lecea We are excited to announce our newest addition to the TRUE Mentors team, Bliss Lecea! Bliss is our new executive assistant, providing program support for our three mentoring programs and assisting our executive director in day-to-day operations. She just completed her first week at TRUE Mentors and is off to a fantastic start! … Continued

Teen Internship Program

Check Out What’s Happening this Year! Our Teen Internship program kicks off with an open house on Wednesday, September 12th from 7-8:30pm at HOPES (301 Garden Street). This event is open to all junior and senior students, families and interested volunteers. Food and drinks will be provided. Please sign up online by September 11th and … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Shannen McLoughlin How do you volunteer with TRUE Mentors? I work on the marketing team for TM. Sometimes with email, sometimes with event planning or execution. Happy to help wherever I am needed 🙂 Why do you volunteer for TRUE Mentors? I love kids & being involved in a community. It seemed like a … Continued