TRUE Mentors offers free weekly enrichment program on Tuesday evenings at the Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken (123 Jefferson Street) from 6 – 8 p.m. during the school year. Our three-week long clubs change monthly, with every month offering two different club options for children. Clubs are offered on a variety of different enrichment topics including art, science, cooking, and more! Between clubs we take free field trips to local businesses for youth to explore local businesses, different career options, and community resources.
The classes are open to all children between the ages of 7 – 13, and they create an opportunity for children to interact with other children and the volunteers. An example class structure is below.
- 6:00 – 6:25 Welcome & snack
- 6:25 – 7:00 Character & Team-building activity
- 7:00 – 8:00 Clubs meet in small groups
All children ages 7-13 are welcome to attend our free enrichment clubs. Please fill out the Program Permission Slip as well as the Behavior Management Plan and bring them with you to the first class your child attends.
Check out our current schedule.
Want to Volunteer?
Looking for a quick way to impact a child’s life? Fill out our volunteer application below and stop by our clubs to help children explore new topics, build character, and form friendships.
Want to Teach?
Our club teachers come from all walks of life. They are people who are passionate about a topic and want to share that passion with children. Fill out our online application below or email email@example.com for more information.
Meet the Volunteers
Chelsey Clevenger – Relationship Manager
Chelsey moved to Hoboken in 2017 from Brooklyn, where she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Mayor’s Office of New York City, working in Youth Development. She is currently a Volunteer Organizer with Reading Partners, a national literacy non-profit. There, she manages volunteers and interns in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn whom provide one on one tutoring sessions for elementary students. Due to her experience, Chelsey has been happy to serve as our Relationship Manager in 2017. Through True Mentors, Chelsey is able to work with a community she has grown to love. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to jumpstart long lasting relationships with mentors and mentees. In her role as Relationship Manager, Chelsey helps facilitates our one-to-one matches within our Club program, oversees the new volunteer on-boarding process and assists helps foster TRUE relationships between our mentors and mentees.