The vision of the MENTOR NEWARK (formerly Newark Mentoring Movement) is that all school-aged youth have supportive, high-quality mentoring relationships with adults and older youth in their community, complementing family relationships. We work to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships serving Newark youth. MENTOR NEWARK is a network which provides training, professional development and support services for schools, organizations and individuals seeking to serve Newark youth through mentoring.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
A way Forward during the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.
We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it. "
from the team at MENTOR Newark
"WHERE COMMUNITY HAPPENS"
Through the MENTOR Newark app, connecting mentors and mentees, finding helpful resources, and signing up for engaging activities is easier than ever.
MENTOR Newark mentees launch interview project with Director X
“Professionally Known As (PKA) Director X — is one of the most iconic music video directors of our time, known for his work with Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West, among many others. He’s also a filmmaker, an artist, and now a mindfulness advocate, drawing on his own experience with gun violence to head up a movement called Operation Prefrontal Cortex.” We were lucky enough to have @jay_pesso and @mo_mon33y gain valuable insight from @directorx on finding success through passion, bettering the world, and much more. Mentoring happens in all forms in the MENTORVERSE. Check out this interview
The Newark "Meditation Mentors" Initiative Launch
In collaboration with Lotus Yoga and the Hanini Group MENTOR Newark welcomed well know video/movie director and the founder of Operation PreFrontal Cortex in Toronto, Canada to Newark to celebrate the launch with the participating high school students, their guests, Newark Board of Education Superintendent Roger Leon and many guests, partners, donors and other stakeholders from the city of Newark.
The #NewarkisMentorCity Launch event at Walker House in Newark was a great night. We were able to celebrate the many youth mentoring organizations, leaders and mentees. Highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the stunning portraits created by Newark photographerTamara Fleming. Thank you all for your support. We are looking forward to a great year of mentoring in 2020.
COLLABORATIVE MENTORING WORK HAPPENING AT LAUNCHPAD NEWARK
Thank you to everyone that participated in the first MENTOR NEWARK Mentor Collab at Launchpad Newark. Great conversation, great people and a very productive afternoon. Next session is Friday December 13, 2019. And thank you Congressman Donald Payne for your participation.
The December 13 session of Mentor Collab at Launchpad Newark was well attended and was a step forward for the Mentor Collaborative! Thank you Stephanie Parry (The Newark Trust for Education), Steve Hernandez (Newark Alliance) and Jhamar Youngblood (BlastApp) for joining us. See you in 2020!
CHECK OUT THE MENTORVERSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Direct links to the live social media feed of MENTOR Newark and partner mentoring organizations. See all the great mentoring work in real time!