COVID-19 UPDATE. As of September 22, 2020, all TRUE Mentors programs remain virtual with the exception of in- person, small group events. We encourage mentors to continue supporting their mentees. Please see our Virtual Mentoring Resource page for assistance.

Our Teen Independence Program participants can receive weekly assignment and workshops via email by contacting

TRUE Mentors hosts many events throughout the month and we are constantly updating our calendar.  Each calendar event contains contact information in case you have any questions. We look forward to impacting the lives of children in Hudson County with you.

Giving TRUEsday
Nov 29 all-day
Giving TRUEsday

TRUE Mentors was founded in 2011 by community members inspired by a need in Hoboken to provide another trusted voice in the lives of our children. Our vision of helping children develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential led to the development of our teen internshipmentoring, and enrichment club programs. Thanks to donors and volunteers like YOU, TRUE Mentors has matched over 100 children with mentors, serves on average 30 kids a week at enrichment clubs, and has provided 48 area teenagers with a paid internship at a local business in Hoboken.

Help us continue to be a positive force in the community and join our online fundraiser to help us provide more opportunities for children in Hoboken. Join our #givingTRUEsay campaign and help us raise $15,000 to continue expanding our programs and reach more children.
TRUE starts with YOU! How will get involved this #givingTRUEday?

1. Donate NOW! 

Help TRUE Mentors expand their programs and reach more children in Hoboken! A donation of just $15 covers the cost for on of our interns to attend a college visit. After a visit to Rutgers with us, our Intern, Tiara, decided to attend Rutgers University as a full time student. Tiara, inspired by her experience in our program, now plans to study non-profit management and work for non-profit charities like TRUE mentors! Your monthly donation truly makes an impact on the Hoboken community!

Become a monthly TM Donor and sign up to give ongoing support of our programs. Donate $30 each month and YOU will provide 1 child with three weeks of enrichment club activities, including snacks, materials and staff. By becoming a TM Donor you are making a direct impact on the Hoboken community.

Pledge to be a monthly donor for a year and sponsor one child in our enrichment club program for the duration of the year! Start making a difference today and help us reach our goal of reaching $10,000 in monthly donation pledges for the next year!

2. Become a fundraiser NOW!

Our board members are competing to see who can raise the most money for their favorite program: teen internship, mentoring and enrichment clubs. Join a team and support your favorite program or launch your own campaign! By becoming a TM fundraiser you have an opportunity to share our vision and mission with family and friends and make a positive impact on the children of Hoboken. New to online fundraising? Don’t worry. We will support your campaign every step of the way, providing you with email templates, weekly tips and content to help you share our story with your donors. Click the link below and become a fundraiser in just 3 easy steps!

3. Shop to support on November 29th!

  • Visit Panera Bread Company and show them this flier and TM will receive a percentage of your sale.
  • Stop by Ben and Jerry’s for ice cream and make a donation to our TM donation jar
  • Shop online at and choose TRUE Mentors as your charity of choice

How we care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future are the most important issues we face during our lifetime. We believe it takes a village to raise a child and we want to partner and support all parents with trusted resources. Our vision is to help children develop healthy, strong relationships that allow them to reach their full potential.

Get involved in #givingTRUEsday and help us continue our mission and reach more children in Hoboken!  

Softball for a Cause @ Memorial Field
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 in the championship game to compete for bragging rights and a sweet trophy! Cost is $25 per player. Check out our team below, email to sign up and get your name added to the list! You can register by clicking the link above or venmo @truementors

Team Members:

Liam O’Sullivan

James Sproule

Julia Cruz

Gena Bane

TIP End of the Year Party on Pier A @ Pier A
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate another successful teen internship program! This is our 2nd Annual Party on Pier A! We are bringing back our epic Mentor vs Mentee kickball tournament! Stop by and help us celebrate!


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Volunteers Night Out – End of Year Celebration @ Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Volunteers Night Out - End of Year Celebration @ Pilsener Haus & Biergarten | Hoboken | New Jersey | United States

TRUE Mentors is celebrating another successful year of Enrichment Club program! Our volunteers make this program possible and we can’t wait to celebrate with them over 1/2 priced food & drinks at the Biergarten on June 19th! Join us and learn about all our upcoming summer activities for you and your mentee Friends and family are welcome!