Author: True Mentors

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

Enrichment Club Program

Check Out What’s Happening this Fall at Clubs! TRUE Mentors Enrichment Club program kicks off this year by remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11. Students will make flag pins and participate in small group discussions with their mentors about 9/11 before walking over the the Hoboken 9/11 memorial. As a group, we will … Continued

Summer Field Trips

This summer we hosted 5 field trips for our enrichment club students. Our first field trip of the year took place in Hoboken at Gravity Vault. There is something truly special about watching our mentors and mentees step outside their comfort zone and try something new together. Several students were a little nervous about climbing … Continued

Thank You Hoboken

Namaste & Rosé We’ve all heard about wine and cheese, but what about wine and yoga? Last week, Devotion360 and TRUE Mentors teamed up to prove this is a match made in relaxation heaven. Attendees enjoyed an hour of guided yoga and meditation, followed by wine and light refreshments. Of course, we couldn’t just have … Continued

Namaste & Rosé Fundraiser

TRUE Mentors is teaming up with Devotion360 to host a fundraiser for our mentoring programs! Join us for a pop up yoga class at the Kolo Klub (Entrance at 1422 Grand Street, Hoboken, New Jersey) on Thursday, August 2nd. Doors open at 7pm, yoga begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased here. Tickets … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight – Lauren Devine

Meet Lauren Devine How do you volunteer with TRUE Mentors? I’m on the marketing team and support social media and graphic design. Why do you volunteer for TRUE Mentors? Hoboken is such a great community. I’ve lived here for almost four years and I’ve always wanted to be involved and volunteer in a creative way. … Continued

Match Celebration at Gravity Vault

TRUE Mentors June Match Celebration!   Last weekend TRUE Mentors celebrated our one-to-one matches by visiting Gravity Vault in Hoboken. It was so much fun to watch our mentors and mentees step outside of their comfort zones and conquer their fears together, some scaling walls all the way to the top! And best of all, … Continued